Charles Landow is associate director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He previously served as special assistant for research to CFR president Richard N. Haass. Before joining CFR, Landow worked in the Programme on Crisis Response and Reconstruction of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva and served as a defense and foreign policy assistant to U.S. Senator E. Benjamin Nelson in Washington. He has also completed short-term assignments with the ILO in Indonesia and at the U.S. Embassy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Landow earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University and a master of international affairs degree in economic and political development from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He speaks fluent French and intermediate Spanish.