Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs Announces New 2011-2012 Senior Fellows

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale is pleased to announce the new Senior Fellows for 2011–12, the second group of Fellows to be hosted by the Jackson Institute since its dedication in September 2010.

Fellows are leading practitioners in various fields of international affairs who spend a year or semester at Yale teaching courses and mentoring students. This year’s class includes Ana Palacio, the first female foreign minister of Spain; Domingo Cavallo, the economist who helped Argentina stave off deep inflation in the 1990’s; Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, a retired General who is credited with helping the United States shape its counter-insurgency policy; and Sheryl WuDunn, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist.

The new Fellows will be joining returning Fellows Richard Goldstone, Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; General (Ret) Stan McChrystal, former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander of United States Forces Afghanistan; Rakesh Mohan, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; and Stephen Roach, Non-Executive Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.

“I am thrilled to welcome such a distinguished group of Senior Fellows to Yale,” said Jim Levinsohn, Director of the Jackson Institute. “I have no doubt that they are going to add immeasurably to Yale students’ classroom experience.”

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is a principal driver of 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 institutionalize the teaching of global affairs throughout the University and to inspire and prepare Yale students for global citizenship and leadership.

The full roster of 2011–12 Jackson Institute Senior Fellows is listed below:

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.

Cavallo will teach courses on international economics.

ALEXANDER EVANS
Alexander Evans is a counselor in the British diplomatic service with particular expertise on South Asia. He has worked at the Department of State as senior advisor 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 (OBE) in 2010 and is currently the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy at the Library of Congress.

Evans will teach courses on diplomacy and US foreign policy in South Asia.

RICHARD GOLDSTONE
Goldstone is an international justice and human rights expert who was the Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. He was also appointed by Nelson Mandela to serve as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. More recently, he also led the UN’s investigation of humanitarian issues in Gaza.

Judge Goldstone will teach a course on international law.

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, Mr. 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 courses on contemporary Russia.

GRAEME LAMB
Lieutenant General Sir 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). Throughout his career he served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Africa, South America, Afghanistan and Iraq. He served as 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 teach a module on the current situation in the Middle East and Central Asia in the Gateway to Global Affairs course.

MICHELE MALVESTI
Malvesti served more than five years (2002–07) 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 a course on national security decision-making.

STAN McCHRYSTAL
General 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 (2008–09), where he assisted the Chairman 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 (2003–06) and Commander (2006–08). In this capacity he directed elite U.S. military forces in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world.

McChrystal will be teaching a course on leadership and a module on the current situation in the Middle East and Central Asia in the Gateway to Global Affairs course.

RAKESH MOHAN
Mohan is one of India’s senior-most 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 will be teaching courses on India’s economy and on the evolution of central banking.

ANA PALACIO
Palacio is the first woman to serve as Minister for Foreign Affairs in Spain. She also served as a Member of the Spanish Parliament, where she chaired the Joint Committee on the European Union in the two houses of Parliament. In this post, she was at the forefront of the debate on the future of the European Union and actively participated in the drafting and legal discussions pertaining to the reform of the treaties governing the Union.

As a Member of the European Parliament, she chaired the Legal Affairs and Internal Market Committee, the Justice and Home Affairs Committee, and the Conference of Committee Chairs. Palacio also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank.

Palacio will teach a course on global governance.

MANUEL PINHO
Pinho was Portugal’s Minister of Economy and Innovation and was elected a member of Parliament from 2005 to 2009 as an independent. During that period, Portugal became one of the leading nations in the world in renewable energies and electric mobility. Pinho is the author of “Europe’s New Energy Era,” a roadmap that inspired the Strategic European Plan for Energy approved by the European Council of Ministers in 2008.

He was formerly with the staff of the IMF, Director General of the Treasury, and had a career in banking.

Pinho will teach a course on international energy policy.

STEPHEN ROACH
Roach has long been one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. He has spent 28 years in senior positions at Morgan Stanley — the bulk of that time as Chief Economist and more recently as Chairman 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. In addition to his position at Yale, he remains the Non-Executive Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.

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

SHERYL WUDUNN
WuDunn, the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize, is a former journalist and business executive at The New York Times. She is the co-author of the best-seller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” a book about the challenges facing women around the globe.

WuDunn is a frequent commentator on China and global affairs on television and radio shows. In addition to the Pulitzer, she is the winner of numerous other awards including the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement, George Polk Award, and the Overseas Press Club award.

WuDunn will teach a module on soft power diplomacy in the Gateway to Global Affairs course.

More information on Jackson Institute Senior Fellows.


Yale University President Richard C. Levin interviews journalist Fareed Zakaria at the dedication of The Jackson Institute 9/21/2010.

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