Dr. Marin Strmecki "is Senior Vice President and Director of Programs of the Smith Richardson Foundation in Westport, Connecticut. The Foundation supports a public policy research and writing, and operates one of the countrys largest grant programs on national security and foreign policy issues. Before joining the Foundation in 1994, Mr. Strmecki served as a professional staff member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1990 to 1991, a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of Defense in 1992, and a legislative assistant to Senator Orrin Hatch from 1993 to 1994. He also worked as a Research Associate and Fellow in International Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 1985 to 1990, where he followed U.S.-Soviet issues and provided research and editorial assistance to Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. In addition, Mr. Strmecki served for 16 years from 1978 to 1994 as a foreign policy assistant to Richard Nixon, assisting the former president with the research and writing of seven books on foreign policy and politics and other projects. He received his B.A. from Harvard University, M.A. in International Affairs from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University, and J.D. from Yale Law School." 
- "Biography", Accessed January 2007.