Washington, D.C. Office


Washington, DC

After Congress created the Mansfield Fellowship Program in honor of Mike Mansfield’s commitment to public service, the D.C. office was established in 1994 to facilitate the program. While the Fellowship program remains a major focus of the foundation, the D.C. office also hosts other Asia-related programs, including other exchanges, policy dialogues, and research projects.

1156 15th Street NW
Suite 1105
Washington, DC 20005-2102
Tel: (202) 347-1994
Fax: (202) 347-3941

Frank Jannuzi Chief Advocacy Officer Amnesty International USAFrank Jannuzi
President and CEO

Frank Jannuzi joined the Mansfield Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2014.  He previously served as Deputy Executive Director (Advocacy, Policy and Research) at Amnesty International, USA.  There he shaped and promoted legislation and policies to advance universal human rights, protect individuals and communities at risk, and free prisoners of conscience.
From 1997-2012 Mr. Jannuzi was Policy Director, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he advised Committee Chairmen Joseph Biden and John Kerry on a range of security, political, economic, and human rights issues pertinent to U.S. relations with East Asia.   During his tenure with the Foreign Relations Committee he also was a Hitachi Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006-2007, serving as a visiting lecturer at Keio University and a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Policy Studies in Tokyo.   Early in his career he served for nine years as an analyst in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

bselfBenjamin Self
Vice President

Benjamin Self is Vice President of the Mansfield Foundation. Mr. Self serves as Director of the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program, a congressionally-mandated professional exchange for mid-level U.S. government employees. He also manages the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future, a program launched in 2009 to foster a new generation of Japan specialists. In addition to supervising these and other major Foundation programs, Mr. Self provides strategic advice to the Foundation’s President and CEO on the Foundation’s administration, direction, and mission and assists the President in leading the Foundation’s development and fundraising efforts.
Mr. Self previously was the inaugural Takahashi Fellow in Japanese Studies at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. From 1998-2008 he was at the Henry L. Stimson Center as a Senior Associate working on Japanese security policy. He also has served as adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University, George Washington University, and American University.

rshafferRyan B. Shaffer
Director of Programs

Ryan Shaffer is the Director of Programs at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. He has primary responsibility for ensuring the effectiveness and consistency of policy programming in support of the Foundation’s mission of enhancing relations between the U.S. and Asia. Mr. Shaffer also develops and manages many of the Foundation’s policy programs, which have included over thirty workshops in Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Hong Kong, the E.U., and throughout the U.S.  Major programs under Mr. Shaffer’s leadership include the U.S.-Japan Nuclear Working Group and Regulatory Oversight Workshop, the U.S.-Japan Space Forum, the Rule of Law in Asia program, and the Thomas S. Foley Legislative Exchange. Prior to joining the Mansfield Foundation, Mr. Shaffer served as a research analyst for the Washington office of the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan.

echoElly Sunyoung Cho
Program Manager

Elly Sunyoung Cho manages the overall operation of the Foundation’s Washington office, as well as the Foundation’s website, Asian Opinion Poll database, and Visiting Fellows and internship programs.  She also supports the Foundation’s Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogues, Board of Directors and related programs.
Elly joined the Mansfield Foundation in 2013.  Prior to joining the Foundation, she interned as an overseas correspondent with the Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea, where she had the opportunity to interact with North Korean defectors, South Korean government officials, and other professionals involved in issues related to inter-Korean relations. She also worked as an intern at the Mansfield Foundation’s Washington, D.C. office.

meuleMargo Grimm Eule
Director of Communications and Senior Advisor

Margo Grimm Eule serves as Director of Communications and Senior Advisor for the Mansfield Foundation.  She plans and executes the Foundation’s outreach, supports the Foundation’s programming, reporting, planning, and development activities, and serves on the Foundation’s senior management team.
For over eight years prior to joining the Mansfield Foundation, Ms. Eule was Government Affairs Manager for Hyundai Motor Company’s Washington office.  Her resume also includes trade policy analyst at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Foreign Service Officer, the Japan Economic Institute, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Hana Kondo RudolphHana Rudolph Headshot
Associate Director of Programs

Hana Kondo Rudolph is an Associate Director of Programs at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Ms. Rudolph’s responsibilities include developing, promoting, and implementing programs including the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program and the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future. In this capacity, she coordinates extensively with Foundation staff in Montana and Tokyo, program participants throughout the United States and in Japan, and officials from the U.S. and Japanese governments. She also works closely with the Department of State on the administration and evaluation of the Mansfield Fellowship Program.

Prior to joining the Mansfield Foundation, Ms. Rudolph served as a research associate with the Stimson Center, supporting the East Asia program’s work on the U.S.-Japan security alliance, cross-Strait relations, and China’s foreign policy with its neighboring countries. Before Stimson, she worked at various U.S.-Japan organizations in Washington, D.C., including the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., and the U.S.-Japan Council. Ms. Rudolph has a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University for Political Science and East Asian Studies. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins.

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