2013-2014 Senior Fellows Announced

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 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 Nathaniel Keohane, Vice President at the Environmental Defense Fund; Noah Kroloff, former Chief of Staff of the Department of Homeland Security;  Eric Braverman, CEO of the Clinton Foundation; and Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.   

The new Senior Fellows will be joining seven returning Fellows. The full roster of 2013–14 Jackson Institute Senior Fellows is listed below.



Eric Braverman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Clinton Foundation. 

Named by Fortune magazine in 2010 as one of the “40 Most Influential Leaders in Business” worldwide under 40 years old, Braverman previously served as a partner at McKinsey & Company.  At McKinsey, Braverman advised government, nonprofits, and businesses – directing McKinsey’s work on government innovation and counseling clients on strategy, organization, and partnership between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Much of his work focused on ways that the public sector, private sector, and civil society can come together to improve people's lives. In 2010-2011, he led an effort with former President Clinton and the Prime Minister of Haiti to develop Haiti's recovery commission following the earthquake that killed 300,000 people. After President Obama's election in 2008, Braverman served as an advisor on performance management and technology for President Obama's transition team. He worked with cabinet secretaries in the U.S. and ministers abroad to set their goals and create strategic plans, advised agency leaders on how to manage the implementation of laws that will affect the way government serves 100 million Americans, and helped leaders improve productivity by identifying hundreds of millions of dollars in potential cost savings.

Braverman will teach a graduate level seminar on innovation in government.


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 Newshour with Jim Lehrer."  He is also a frequent analyst on NPR’s "All Things Considered. " His articles have appeared in the 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”.



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. From 2001 to 2002, he served as the Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State.  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 a capstone on Sino-Russian relations and US national security  for seniors in the Global Affairs major.  



Kissinger Senior Fellow

Ambassador Grossman served as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the State Department's third ranking official, until his retirement in 2005 after 29 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. As Under Secretary, he helped marshal diplomatic support for the international response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. He also managed U.S. policies in the Balkans and Colombia and promoted a key expansion of the NATO alliance. As Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, he helped direct NATO's military campaign in Kosovo and an earlier round of NATO expansion. In Turkey, Ambassador Grossman encouraged the growth of Turkish democracy and vibrant U.S.-Turkish economic relations.  He was a Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group from July 2005 to February 2011. In February 2011 Ambassador Grossman was recalled to the State Department to serve as the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He returned to the Cohen Group in January 2013.

Grossman will teach a seminar on twenty first century diplomacy.   



Nathaniel Keohane is a vice president at the Environmental Defense Fund, where he leads the international climate program and helps shape the organization's advocacy for environmentally effective and economically sound climate policy. An economist with expertise in energy and environmental policy, Keohane also is an adjunct professor of law at New York University. Previously, Keohane served in the Obama administration as special assistant to the president for energy and environment in the National Economic Council and the Domestic Policy Council. Before joining the administration, he directed economic policy and analysis at EDF, playing a leading role in the efforts to enact comprehensive cap-and-trade legislation. Prior to the EDF, Keohane was an associate professor of economics at Yale School of Management.

Keohane will teach a module on climate change in Gateway to Global Affairs.



Noah Kroloff is the former Chief of Staff of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In that capacity, he oversaw 240,000 federal employees, a $60 billion budget, and 22 federal agencies, including Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Citizenship and Immigrations Services. United States Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the United States Secret Service, and the Transportation Security Administration. He was the principal advisor to the Secretary on all operational and policy functions of the Department, supervised internal and external reporting capabilities, managed DHS’s global footprint and was responsible for coordination between the Agency and the Executive Office of the President, Executive Office of the Vice-President, and the National Security Staff. Before being appointed Chief of Staff, Mr. Kroloff served on the Obama-Biden transition team advising the DHS nominee on national and homeland security policy. From 2006-2008, Mr. Kroloff was the Deputy Chief of Staff and from 2003 to 2006, the Chief Assistant for Policy, in the Office of the Arizona Governor. 

Kroloff will teach a capstone on immigration reform for seniors in the Global Affairs major. 



Luis Moreno-Ocampo was the first Prosecutor (June 2003- June 2012) of the new and permanent International Criminal Court.  His office was involved in twenty of the most serious crises of the 21st century including Iraq, Korea, Afghanistan, and Palestine. He conducted investigations in seven different countries, presenting charges against Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity committed in Libya, the President of the Sudan Omar Al Bashir for genocide in Darfur, the former President of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo, Joseph Kony and the former Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Jean Pierre Bemba. Previously, Moreno-Ocampo played a crucial role during the transition to democracy in Argentina, as the deputy prosecutor in the "Junta trial" in 1985 and the Prosecutor in the trial against a military rebellion in 1991. He has been a Visiting Professor at Stanford University and Harvard University. After the end of his tenure as ICC Prosecutor, Moreno Ocampo was the chairman of the World Bank Expert Panel on the Padma Bridge project. He is now in private practice at a New York law firm and a “Distinguished Visiting Scholar” at New York University.

Moreno-Ocampo will teach a Global Affairs graduate seminar on the interaction between the UN Security Council and the ICC with a special focus on the case of Libya.


Michele Malvesti is a Vice President in the National Security Sector at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  Previously, she 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 served as a professional in the Intelligence Community, including at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where she specialized in Middle East terrorism.  Prior to her work at DIA, she served as an intelligence analyst for the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). 

Malvesti will teach a seminar on women in national security and a senior capstone on Internet freedom. She will also co-teach Gateway to Global Affairs.


General (ret.) 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.

He is now the Co-Founder of McChrystal Group LLC and is also heading the Aspen Institute Franklin Project to encourage and promote national service.

McChrystal will be teach a course on leadership and a module on the changing nature of war in Gateway to Global Affairs



Roach has long been one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. He spent 30 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. 

His work has appeared in academic journals, books, 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 addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances.

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


Emma Sky has worked at senior levels on behalf of the US and UK governments, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Jerusalem, across the fields of development, defense, and diplomacy.  Sky provided governments with advice and assistance on poverty elimination, human rights, justice, public administration reform, security sector reform, and conflict resolution.

She served as Political Advisor to General Odierno, the US General commanding all US forces in Iraq, has worked directly for General Petraeus on reconciliation, and has been the Governorate Coordinator of Kirkuk for the Coalition Provisional Authority. Sky also served in Jerusalem as Political Advisor to General Ward, the US Security Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process; and as Advisor to the Italian and British Commanding Generals of NATO forces in Afghanistan in 2006.

Sky will teach courses on Iraq and the international politics of the Middle East. She will also teach a module on the Middle East in Gateway to Global Affairs