New Jackson Senior Fellows bring global expertise to Yale

The former head of Homeland Security and the International Criminal Court’s first prosecutor will share their expertise with Yale students in 2013-2014 as senior fellows at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.

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. Four of the 11 members for 2013-2014 are newcomers:

Eric Braverman, CEO of the Clinton Foundation. Named as one of Fortune magazine’s “40 Most Influential Leaders in Business” in 2010, Braverman has focused much of his work on the ways that the public sector, private sector, and civil society can come together to improve people's lives. He will teach a graduate level seminar on innovations in government.

Nathaniel Keohane, vice president at the Environmental Defense Fund. Keohane leads the fund’s international climate program and helps shape the organization's advocacy for environmentally effective and economically sound climate policy. He will teach a module on climate change in the course “Gateway to Global Affairs.”

Noah Kroloff, former chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security. In his former post, Kroloff oversaw 240,000 federal employees, a $60 billion budget, and 22 federal agencies, including Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Citizenship and Immigrations Services. Kroloff will teach a capstone seminar on immigration reform for seniors in the global affairs major.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Moreno-Ocampo brought charges against Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity committed in Libya, and the President of the Sudan Omar Al Bashir for genocide in Darfur, among others. He will teach a global affairs graduate seminar on the interaction between the U.N. Security Council and the international court, with a special focus on the case of Libya.

The seven senior fellows are also returning: David Brooks, New York Times columnist; Thomas Graham, former special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia on the National Security Council; Marc Grossman, a former ambassador and under secretary of state for political affairs, who is the Kissinger Senior Fellow; Michele Malvesti, a vice president in the National Security Sector at Science Applications International Corporation; Stan McChrystal, former commander of the International Security Assistance Force and of the United States Forces in Afghanistan; Stephen Roach, one of Wall Street’s most influential economists; and Emma Sky, who 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.

Biographies of this year’s Jackson Senior Fellows can be found on the institute’s website.