The Ash Tree, located on the homepage banner, represents Ashburn Institute's logo, symbolizing deep historical roots and multiple branches of global outreach to all nations, cultures, and ethnic groups. The Ashburn Institute promotes the ideas of democracy and transatlantic integration by organizing international conferences and engaging graduate students, scholars, and policymakers into a dialogue on a variety of topics related to peace, EU integration, democratization, and euroatlantic integration. In the past, the Ashburn Institute partnered with a number of universities around the world: Anglo-American University of Prague (the Czech Republic), Girne American University (Northern Cyprus), the University of Oklahoma (US), and Washington University (US).
The diversity of our board of directors and advisors is the key to our success:
Dr. Robert L. Frantz. Entrepreneur, strategic planner, and a global traveler. Serves as Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Joseph Drew. Professor of Sociology.
Dr. Nejat Dogan. Professor of Political Science.
McCall Carter, JD. Works for the International Criminal Court, Arusha, Tanzania.
Dr. Bob Krone. Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California.
Mr. Walt Putnam. Retired international reporter for the Associated Press.
Dr. Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo. Director Ashburn Institute European Office