Connor Pfeiffer is Executive Director of the Forum for American Leadership, a nonprofit that convenes conservative national security leaders to develop policies that advance America’s role as an active global leader. Previously, Connor served as national security advisor to U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-TX), for whom he was an associate staffer for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Committee on Appropriations. He has also served as policy director for a network of conservative business leaders and communications director for Hurd’s re-election campaign. Connor graduated magna cum laude in history from Princeton University and is a sixth-generation Texan born and raised in San Antonio. His writing on U.S. national security policy has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, RealClearPolitics, and other publications.