Aaron L. Connelly
Strategic Guidance and Regional Expertise
Mr. Connelly’s knowledge of Southeast Asia and the investment climate in emerging markets help clients navigate complex government relations challenges and business strategy decisions in those markets.
Aaron L. Connelly is a Director of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Special Assistant to the Chair of the firm, former National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger. Mr. Connelly manages projects on behalf of clients, and supports the activities of Mr. Berger, including his speeches and foreign policy research.
Previously, Mr. Connelly was a researcher in the Asia programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, a Fulbright scholar and visiting fellow at a think tank in Jakarta, and a consultant to U.S. firms operating in Southeast Asia with BowerGroupAsia. At CSIS, he contributed to reports on Southeast Asia, edited the Center’s Asia blog, and expanded the Asia programs’ use of multimedia platforms to communicate with stakeholders in the policy community half-way around the world. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied the inner workings of the Indonesian legislature. At BowerGroupAsia, he provided clients with the political risk and business strategy analysis key to their decision-making on investments in Southeast Asia.
Mr. Connelly earned an M.A. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and a B.A. from the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC. While an undergraduate, he completed a year as a visiting student at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he studied philosophy, politics, and economics.
Mr. Connelly is proficient in Indonesian and Spanish. He is affiliated with the Australian National University’s East Asia Forum as an Emerging Scholar.