John Poreba is a program officer at the Charles Koch Foundation, where he builds university research centers that further our understanding of the ideas and institutions that make free societies possible. He focuses primarily on foreign-policy research, as few national policies have greater influence on the safety and well-being of the American people. John works with university leadership, professors, and students to develop programs that: 1) stretch the boundaries of foreign-policy research, inquiry, and debate and 2) explore how to best defend our territorial integrity, promote free trade, and peacefully engage with the world. John previously served in communications, management, and development roles with Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Institute. In addition, he’s trained more than 2,210 leaders and activists from 26 countries on the topics of leadership and development. His writings have been published in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, The Daily Caller, and Human Events. In 2013, he successfully completed Atlas Network's Think Tank MBA. John is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC, where he studied statecraft and national security affairs.