Stanley A. Weiss is the Founding Chairman of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and former Chairman of American Premier, Inc., a mining, refractories, chemicals, and mineral processing company. A former fellow at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs, Mr. Weiss is the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Premier Chemicals and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Ditchley Foundation, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Royal Institution in the UK. Weiss has written widely on public policy matters in The Huffington Post, the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Washington Times. His book, Manganese: The Other Uses, is the definitive work on the non-metallurgical uses of manganese. Weiss is married with two children. He divides his time between London and Gstaad, and his office in Washington, DC, and still travels extensively.