Edward Wittenstein, Director of International Relations & Leadership Programs 

Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein is Director of International Relations & Leadership Programs for Yale’s Office of International Affairs, where he works in partnership with faculty, deans, and other key university administrators to advance a wide range of Yale initiatives around the world.  A Lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, he also serves as Executive Director of Yale’s Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy and as Executive Director of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program.  Ted is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, who previously worked as Special Assistant to former Yale President Richard Levin and as Director of Special Projects for Vice President Linda Lorimer.  Before returning to work for Yale, Ted held a variety of national security positions at the Department of Defense, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of State.

Michelle Koss, Associate Director for Leadership Programs and the Greenberg Conference Center

Michelle has responsibility for the delivery of leadership programs for the Office of International Affairs and for the operation of the Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center. Prior to coming to the Office of International Affairs, she served as Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Global and Strategic Initiatives. Michelle has been at Yale for over two decades, in which she has managed an array of assignments for the senior leadership of the University.



Agnes LearySenior Administrative Assistant

Agnes is responsible for assisting with the support of Leadership Education Programs, scheduling, and finance for the Greenberg Conference Center.  Before coming to Yale 9 years ago, Agnes was employed by Connecticut Light & Power in Madison, CT.

Azur BegovicTechnology Coordinator

Azur is responsible for providing audio-visual support for all programs within the Center. Before joining the Greenberg Conference Center, he was a freelance audio-visual technician for the Yale Broadcast and Media Center. He received his bachelor’s degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production at The New England Institute of Art in Boston, Massachusetts.