Carlos Pascual, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He joined IHS in January 2015 as Senior Vice President to focus on global energy issues and international affairs Mr. Pascual was previously US Ambassador to both Mexico and Ukraine and was Special Assistant to the US president for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia on the National Security Council. He also was the State Department’s coordinator for US assistance to Europe and Eurasia and held leadership roles at the US Agency for International Development. At the Brookings Institution, Mr. Pascual served as Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies. His book, Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats, won a 2009 award for the best political science book published by an independent publisher.