Admiral Dennis Blair

Chairman and Senior Research Fello, Sasakawa USA

Dennis Blair is Chairman of the Board and Distinguished Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. He joined the foundation in 2014 and, as CEO from then until February 2017, led the team through a refocusing of its mission and a greatly expanded staff. Blair has long experience in Japan and Asia issues and serves as a member of the Energy Security Leadership Council, and is on the boards of Freedom House, the National Bureau of Asian Research, the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Atlantic Council. As Director of National Intelligence, from 2009 to 2010, Blair led sixteen national intelligence agencies, managed a budget of $50 billion and provided integrated intelligence support to the President, Congress and operations in the field.