Prof. Mark V. Vlasic, KHS, KCEM
Mark V. Vlasic is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, and leads the international practice at Madison Law & Strategy Group. A former pro bono advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO on “blood antiquities” issues, he is now an Executive Producer with CBS Studios, as his international work helped inspire the character “Danny” on the action-adventure social impact series BLOOD & TREASURE on CBS, Paramount+ and AmazonPrime.
As public sector specialist at the World Bank Group, Mark served as the first head of operations of the StAR Secretariat, a joint United Nations-World Bank presidential initiative to help developing countries recover stolen assets from past dictators.
Before joining the Bank, he served as a White House Fellow/special assistant to the Secretary of Defense and advisor to the President’s Special Envoy to Sudan, and was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service by Secretary Robert Gates.
Prior to his government service, Mark practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and served on the Slobodan Milosevic and Srebrenica genocide prosecution trial teams at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He has taught the Iraqi judges that tried Saddam Hussein and served on the U.S. Delegation to the Pan Am 103 “Lockerbie” terrorist bombing trial.
As a U.S. Army officer, he has been attached to Capitol Hill and the Defense Attaché Office at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
Knighted by both the Vatican and Ethiopian Crown, and commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, Mark is a Fellow with the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.