European Conference
February 9 and 10, 2024 | Cambridge, MA

Christopher Smart

Managing Partner and Founder, Arbroath Group

Christopher Smart is the founder and managing partner of the Arbroath Group. From 2013 to 2015, he served as Special Assistant to the President at the National Economic Council and the National Security Council, where he was principal advisor on trade, investment, and global economic issues. Christopher also spent four years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, where he led the response to the European financial crisis and led U.S. engagement on financial policy across Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.

Early in his career, he was an advisor to the Russian Finance Ministry following the collapse of the Soviet Union and a journalist in Florida and France. Christopher has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and at the Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs, where he explored issues at the intersection of financial markets, international relations, and national security.

Speaker Schedule

Saturday, February 10, 2024

at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) and TBD
3:15pm - 4:15pm
EU-US Relations: Building Collective Security in a Shifting World Bojan Marichikj | Jovita Neliupsiene | Christopher Smart Moderated by Jeremy Shapiro
JFK Jr. Forum
AI & (E)U: The Regulatory Road to the Future Brando Benifei | Gabriele Mazzini | Wojciech Wiewiórowski Moderated by Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna
Starr Auditorium