Announcement

Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project Fellows Appointed to Key Foreign Policy Roles in Biden Administration

Jan. 19, 2021

Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center congratulates three of its non-resident Fellows who have been named to key roles on President Joe Biden’s national security and foreign policy team: Jake Sullivan, incoming National Security Advisor; Victoria Nuland, incoming Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State; and Amanda Sloat, incoming Senior Director for Europe at the National Security Council.

Jake Sullivan, Victoria Nuland, and Amanda Sloat

During their time at Harvard, they participated in research initiatives such as the “Stronger Together: A Strategy for Revitalizing Transatlantic Power” joint report with the German Council on Foreign Relations, spoke at seminars including “Where are the Democrats Headed on Foreign Policy?” to “Brexit: What’s Next?”, and provided professional development counseling to Kennedy School students.

“We congratulate our three Fellows for their appointment to positions in the Biden Administration. Their commitment to public service and to an effective American foreign policy is an example for our students and reinforces our school's emphasis on participation in government,” said Faculty Chair Nicholas Burns.

The Future of Diplomacy Project thanks Victoria and Amanda for their vital contributions to the “Stronger Together” report including authoring key sections and providing invaluable expertise and feedback. The Project also thanks Jake for his years of commitment to the development of the Project since 2017, also particularly for his most recent virtual event on “Foreign Policy in the 2020 Election” which was attended by nearly 300 members of the Harvard Kennedy School community.

The Future of Diplomacy Project is grateful to its three Fellows for their service and wishes them all the best with their new roles in the U.S. government.

For more information on this publication: Belfer Communications Office
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