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Dina Powell Joins as Senior Fellow

| Spring 2018

Center Also Welcomes New International Council Members and Staff

For Academic Citation: “Dina Powell Joins as Senior Fellow.” Belfer Center Newsletter. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (Spring 2018).

Dina Habib Powell, President Trump’s former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, has been named a Senior Fellow with the Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project.

Powell will share her expertise on American foreign policy, the Middle East, and international politics with Kennedy School students, faculty, and fellows in seminars, study groups, and meetings on campus during the coming year. She will also contribute to the Future of Diplomacy Project’s objective of advancing the critical importance of diplomacy, addressing national security threats, and focusing on negotiations in international politics today. In addition, she will work with the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

“Dina Powell is one of our country’s finest public servants,” said Nicholas Burns, Faculty Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project. “She was a key figure in the Trump Administration’s Middle East policy and other leading issues and brings extensive experience from her service in the George W. Bush Administration.

Prior to joining the Trump Administration, Powell spent over a decade at Goldman Sachs where she was a partner and served as global head of the firm’s impact investment business.

The Belfer Center is also pleased to welcome several new members of its International Council:

  • Dave DeWalt has been a CEO in the technology industry for 17 years, most recently with FireEye, McAffee, and EMC.
  • Steve Loughlin, a partner in Accel Partners, previously headed the international Artificial Intelligence initiative at Salesforce.
  • Steven R. Perles is a founder of the Perles Law Firm, PC.
  • Chuck Robbins is Chairman and CEO of Cisco
  • Paul Tramontano is a Senior Managing Director and Wealth Manager at First Republic Investment Management.

We are also pleased to be joined by new Center staff members:

Bogdan Belei and Joy Li, Research Assistants for Center Director Ash Carter; Julie Gardella, Staff Assistant for the Environment and Natural Resources Program; Erika Manoselis, Project Assistant for the Future of Diplomacy Project; and Rose Garcia, Staff Assistant for Executive Director for Research Gary Samore.

For more information on this publication: Please contact the Belfer Communications Office
For Academic Citation:

Dina Powell Joins as Senior Fellow.” Belfer Center Newsletter. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (Spring 2018).

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