Yale’s Jackson Institute names new class of Senior Fellows

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale has announced its 2012–2013 Senior Fellows.

Jackson Senior Fellows are leading practitioners in various fields of international affairs who spend a year or semester at Yale teaching courses and mentoring students. Newcomers to this year’s class of Fellows include Emma Sky, a civilian peace activist who became an adviser to U.S. generals in Iraq; David Brooks, The New York Times op-ed columnist; and Jim Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank. This year’s class also includes the inaugural Kissinger Senior Fellow with the Johnson Center for the Study of Diplomacy, Ryan Crocker, the United States’ most recent ambassador to Afghanistan.

The new Senior Fellows will be joining nine returning fellows. The full roster of 2012–2013 Jackson Institute Senior Fellows is listed below.

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is a major contributor to Yale’s efforts to internationalize its teaching curriculum, to attract the most talented students and scholars to Yale from around the world, and to deepen the University’s engagement abroad. The home of the undergraduate major in global affairs and the master’s program in international relations, the institute’s mission is to lead in the teaching of global affairs throughout the University, and to inspire and prepare students for global leadership and service.

 

DAVID BROOKS

David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times, a political and cultural commentator, and a bestselling author. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is a weekly commentator on the "PBS Newshour." He is also a frequent analyst on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Forbes, the Washington Post and many other publications.

Brooks is the author of “Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.” His most recent book is “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement.”

Brooks will teach one course for students in the Jackson Institute’s programs and co-teach the weekly seminar “Studies in Grand Strategy.

 

DOMINGO CAVALLO

Cavallo served as the minister of economy of Argentina from 1991 to 1996 and again in 2001. As minister he designed and guided the Convertibility Plan, which pegged the Argentina peso to the American dollar, thus reversing a siege of hyperinflation that threatened the Argentine economy. He has held other high-level posts in the Argentinean government, including president of the Argentine Central Bank and minister of foreign affairs. He was a key player in establishing Mercosur, a landmark trade alliance among Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Cavallo is a correspondent member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of Spain, and a member of the influential Group of Thirty. He holds numerous honorary degrees and is the author of several books written in Spanish.

Cavallo will teach courses on international economics.

 

RYAN CROCKER

Kissinger Senior Fellow

Ryan Crocker recently retired as ambassador to Afghanistan. He has had a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service including serving as ambassador to Iraq (2007–2009), ambassador to Pakistan (2004–2007), ambassador to Syria (1998–2001), ambassador to Kuwait (1994–1997), and ambassador to Lebanon (1990–1993).

From May to August 2003, Crocker served in Iraq as the first director of governance for the Coalition Provisional Authority. He also served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs (2001–2003). Crocker was assigned to the American Embassy in Beirut during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the bombings of the embassy and the Marine barracks in 1983.

Crocker is on leave of absence from Texas A&M University where he serves as dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Crocker will teach a module on Afghanistan in the “Gateway to Global Affairs” undergraduate course, as well two additional seminars for students in the Jackson Institute’s programs.

 

ALEXANDER EVANS

Alexander Evans is a counselor in the British diplomatic service with particular expertise in South Asia. He has worked at the Department of State as senior adviser to Ambassador Marc Grossman, and previously to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He focused on U.S.-Pakistan relations and developing a political process in Afghanistan.

He was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2010. He has published widely, including in Foreign Affairs and The Economist, and has been a frequent media commentator.

Evans will teach courses on counter-terrorism and foreign policy making.

 

THOMAS GRAHAM

Graham was special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia on the National Security Council staff from 2004 to 2007 and director for Russian affairs on that staff from 2002 to 2004. A former Foreign Service officer, Graham served two tours of duty at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, where he was head of the political/internal unit and acting political counselor. Between tours in Moscow, he worked on Russian and Soviet affairs on the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State and as a policy assistant in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

Graham will teach a capstone seminar on cybersecurity for students in the Global Affairs major.

 

GRAEME LAMB

Lieutenant General Graeme Lamb retired from the British Army in 2009 after 38 years of active service. During this time he served as deputy commanding general of the Multi-National Force-Iraq and senior British military representative (Iraq). Over the course of his career he served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Africa, South America, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He served as General David Petraeus’ deputy in Iraq, where he has been credited with exercising substantial influence over the evolution of the counter-insurgency from 2006 onwards. Since leaving the army, he has continued to advise U.S. generals on counterinsurgency strategy.

Lamb will take part in the “Gateway to Global Affairs” course and in courses taught by Jackson Senior Fellow Emma Sky.

 

MICHELE MALVESTI

Malvesti served more than five years (2002–2007) on the National Security Council staff, including as the senior director for combating terrorism strategy. She briefly returned to the White House in 2009 to co-chair the presidential study review that reformed the White House organization for homeland security and counterterrorism on behalf of the Obama administration. She also has worked as a professional in the intelligence community, including at the Defense Intelligence Agency, where she specialized in Middle East terrorism.

Malvesti will teach courses on national security decision-making, and terrorism and counterterrorism.

 

MARIO MANCUSO

Mario Mancuso is a national security and foreign affairs expert who has served in a variety of leadership roles in the U.S. government. Over the course of his career, he has worked across the entirety of the U.S. national security and foreign affairs enterprise, including as under secretary of commerce for industry and security, deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and combating terrorism, a member of the Global Markets Board of the National Intelligence Council, and as a forward deployed military officer during combat operations.

He is a frequent contributor to U.S. and international media outlets on the subjects of U.S. national security, foreign policy, and international affairs.

Mancuso will teach a capstone seminar on financing terrorism for students in the global affairs major.

 

STAN McCHRYSTAL

General Stan McChrystal is a former commander of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of United States Forces Afghanistan. His career in the U.S. Army spanned 34 years. Prior to his service in Afghanistan, he served as director of the Joint Staff (2008–2009), where he assisted the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in managing the direction, operation, and integration of all combat land, naval, and air forces. He also commanded the Joint Special Operations Command, serving as commanding general (2003–2006) and commander (2006–2008). In this capacity he directed elite U.S. military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world.

McChrystal was recently appointed to lead the three-member advisory board for the White House initiative Joining Forces, which is dedicated to supporting America’s service members and their families.

McChrystal is also author of “My Share of the Task: A Memoir” to be released in November 2012.

McChrystal will teach a course on leadership and a module in the “Gateway to Global Affairs” course.

 

RAKESH MOHAN

Rakesh Mohan is one of India’s most senior economic policymakers and an expert on central banking, monetary policy, infrastructure, and urban affairs. He is a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India. As deputy governor, he was in charge of monetary policy, financial markets, economic research, and statistics. In addition to serving in various posts for the Indian government, including representing India in a variety of international forums such as Basel and G20, he has worked for the World Bank and headed prestigious research institutes.

Mohan has written extensively on urban economics, urban development and Indian economic policy reforms. His most recent book “Monetary Policy in a Globalized Economy: A Practitioner’s View” focuses on issues relating to the evolution of banking and finance, the conduct of monetary policy, the management of the financial sector, and the role of central banking.

Mohan will teach courses on India’s economy and on the evolution of central banking.

 

STEPHEN ROACH

Stephen Roach has long been one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. He spent 28 years in senior positions at Morgan Stanley — the bulk of that time as chief economist and more recently as chair of the firm’s Asian businesses. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution.

His work has appeared in academic journals, books, and congressional testimony, and has been disseminated widely in the international media. Roach’s opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington. His writing and research also address globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances.

Roach will teach courses on China, Japan, macroeconomics, and the relationship between Washington and Wall Street.

 

EMMA SKY

Emma Sky is an international activist with experience working on refugee issues, international governance, justice, and security. She has worked at senior levels on behalf of the U.S. and U.K. governments, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Jerusalem, across the fields of development, defense, and diplomacy. Sky has provided governments with advice and assistance on poverty elimination, human rights, justice, public administration reform, security sector reform, and conflict resolution.

Sky will teach courses on Iraq and the international politics of the Middle East.

 

JAMES WOLFENSOHN

Distinguished Fellow of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

James Wolfensohn served as president of the World Bank from 1995 to 2005. During his tenure there, he successfully led initiatives on debt reduction, environmental sustainability, anti-corruption programs, and AIDS prevention and treatment. After leaving the World Bank, he assumed the post of special envoy for Gaza disengagement for the Quartet on the Middle East, a position he held until April 2006.

Before joining the World Bank, Wolfensohn held a series of senior positions in finance. He was executive partner of Salomon Brothers in New York and head of its investment banking department, executive deputy chair and managing director of Schroders Ltd. in London, president of J. Henry Schroders Banking Corporation in New York, and managing director of Darling & Co. of Australia. He is currently chair of Wolfensohn & Company LLC, a private investment firm, and an adviser to corporations and government.

Wolfensohn will teach a module on poverty and development in the “Gateway to Global Affairs” undergraduate course.