Mark Kalber - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Advising & Consulting Division
Mr. Mark Kalber is the Regional Program Lead (RPL) for Eurasia in the Advising & Consulting (A&C) Division at the Institute for Security Governance (ISG). In this role, Mr. Kalber is responsible for coordinating, developing, and managing security sector institutional capacity building (ICB) programs in Central Asia, the Baltic, and Caucasus regions of Europe. In Central Asia he is actively managing efforts in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan; and in Europe focuses on the Republic of Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia and Lithuania. He joined the Defense Governance Management Team (DGMT), now part of ISG, in September of 2010.
Prior to his role at ISG, Mr. Kalber served 26 years in the US Air Force with assignments at both the unit and higher headquarters level. His final active duty tour he served as the Chief of International Programs for the National Guard Bureau, managing the Bureau's State Partnership Program.
Mr. Kalber is a rated officer with more than 2500 hours in C-130B/E/H/LC aircraft. His staff officer positions include C-130 Program Manager, Legislative Liaison, International Programs, and Public Affairs.
Mr. Kalber has a BS and MS from National-Louis University in management, and an MS in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He's an alumni of the MIT Seminar XXI Foreign Politics International Relations and the National Interest program and the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program. Prior to commissioning in the Air Force, Mr. Kalber worked as a radio and television journalist.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Security & Defense Planning
- Interagency Coordination
- Media & Information Security
- Middle East