Overview

Senior Fellows teach courses, consult with students about career ambitions, enliven the conversation on campus, and conduct research emanating from their experiences.

Senior Fellows

2022-2023
Susan Biniaz Thumbnail
Susan Biniaz
Susan Biniaz, a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. …
Eric Braverman Thumbnail
Eric Braverman
Eric Braverman is CEO of Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative …
Howard Dean Thumbnail
Howard Dean
Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term …
Jessica Faieta Thumbnail
Jessica Faieta
Jessica Faieta is Resident Representative of the United Nations Development …
Robert Ford Thumbnail
Robert Ford
Robert Ford finished a 30-year career with the Peace Corps …
Chris Fussell Thumbnail
Chris Fussell
Chris Fussell is president of McChrystal Group, a management and …
Richard Levin Thumbnail
Richard Levin
Richard Levin, the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics Emeritus, …
Robin Miller Thumbnail
Robin Miller
Robin Miller is Dalberg’s Regional Director for Africa, based in …
David Rank Thumbnail
David Rank
Dave Rank spent 27 years as a State Department Foreign …
Jessica Seddon Thumbnail
Jessica Seddon
Jessica Seddon’s work on environmental governance focuses on how new …
Paul Simons Thumbnail
Paul Simons
Paul Simons has been actively engaged in global energy and …
Hanscom Smith Thumbnail
Hanscom Smith
Hanscom Smith is a retired Department of State Senior Foreign …
Shoshana Stewart Thumbnail
Shoshana Stewart
Shoshana Stewart is the CEO of Turquoise Mountain, an international …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Senior Fellow at …
Joyce-Ann Wainaina Thumbnail
Joyce-Ann Wainaina
Joyce-Ann Wainaina is a Managing Director with Citibank where she …
Bisa Williams Thumbnail
Bisa Williams
Ambassador Bisa Williams (ret) is co-Founder and Managing Director of …
Ernesto Zedillo Thumbnail
Ernesto Zedillo
Ernesto Zedillo is the Frederick Iseman ’74 Director of the …
2021-2022
Susan Biniaz Thumbnail
Susan Biniaz
Susan Biniaz, a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. …
Eric Braverman Thumbnail
Eric Braverman
Eric Braverman is CEO of Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative …
David Brooks Thumbnail
David Brooks
David Brooks served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson from …
Howard Dean Thumbnail
Howard Dean
Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term …
Janine di Giovanni Thumbnail
Janine di Giovanni
Janine di Giovanni served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from …
Oby Ezekwesili Thumbnail
Oby Ezekwesili
Obiageli “Oby” Katryn Ezekwesili, an economic policy expert, served as …
Jessica Faieta Thumbnail
Jessica Faieta
Jessica Faieta is Resident Representative of the United Nations Development …
Robert Ford Thumbnail
Robert Ford
Robert Ford finished a 30-year career with the Peace Corps …
Chris Fussell Thumbnail
Chris Fussell
Chris Fussell is president of McChrystal Group, a management and …
Richard Levin Thumbnail
Richard Levin
Richard Levin, the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics Emeritus, …
Clare Lockhart Thumbnail
Clare Lockhart
Clare Lockhart served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2014-2022. …
Stan McChrystal Thumbnail
Stan McChrystal
General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal served as a Jackson Senior Fellow …
Blair Miller Thumbnail
Blair Miller
Blair Miller served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2016-2022. …
Anne Patterson Thumbnail
Anne Patterson
Ambassador Anne W.  Patterson served as a Jackson Senior Fellow …
David H. Petraeus Thumbnail
David H. Petraeus
General (US Army, Ret.) David H. Petraeus is a 2020-2021 …
David Rank Thumbnail
David Rank
Dave Rank spent 27 years as a State Department Foreign …
Stephen Roach Thumbnail
Stephen Roach
Stephen Roach served as a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s …
Jessica Seddon Thumbnail
Jessica Seddon
Jessica Seddon’s work on environmental governance focuses on how new …
Paul Simons Thumbnail
Paul Simons
Paul Simons has been actively engaged in global energy and …
Shoshana Stewart Thumbnail
Shoshana Stewart
Shoshana Stewart is the CEO of Turquoise Mountain, an international …
Rory Stewart Thumbnail
Rory Stewart
Rory Stewart served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2020-2022. …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Senior Fellow at …
Bisa Williams Thumbnail
Bisa Williams
Ambassador Bisa Williams (ret) is co-Founder and Managing Director of …
2020-2021
Susan Biniaz Thumbnail
Susan Biniaz
Susan Biniaz, a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. …
Eric Braverman Thumbnail
Eric Braverman
Eric Braverman is CEO of Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative …
Colin Coleman Thumbnail
Colin Coleman
Colin Coleman served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson during …
Howard Dean Thumbnail
Howard Dean
Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term …
Janine di Giovanni Thumbnail
Janine di Giovanni
Janine di Giovanni served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from …
Ross Douthat Thumbnail
Ross Douthat
Ross Douthat served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson from …
Robert Ford Thumbnail
Robert Ford
Robert Ford finished a 30-year career with the Peace Corps …
Chris Fussell Thumbnail
Chris Fussell
Chris Fussell is president of McChrystal Group, a management and …
John Kerry Thumbnail
John Kerry
John Kerry is a distinguished fellow for global affairs at …
Vanessa Kerry Thumbnail
Vanessa Kerry
Dr. Vanessa Kerry (MD, Msc) served as a Senior Fellow …
Richard Levin Thumbnail
Richard Levin
Richard Levin, the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics Emeritus, …
Clare Lockhart Thumbnail
Clare Lockhart
Clare Lockhart served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2014-2022. …
Stan McChrystal Thumbnail
Stan McChrystal
General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal served as a Jackson Senior Fellow …
Blair Miller Thumbnail
Blair Miller
Blair Miller served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2016-2022. …
Bill Morneau Thumbnail
Bill Morneau
Bill Morneau served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson during …
John Negroponte Thumbnail
John Negroponte
Ambassador Negroponte held government positions abroad and in Washington between …
Francisco (Paco) Palmieri Thumbnail
Francisco (Paco) Palmieri
Francisco (Paco) Palmieri served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from …
David H. Petraeus Thumbnail
David H. Petraeus
General (US Army, Ret.) David H. Petraeus is a 2020-2021 …
John Podesta Thumbnail
John Podesta
John Podesta served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2019-2021. …
David Rank Thumbnail
David Rank
Dave Rank spent 27 years as a State Department Foreign …
Stephen Roach Thumbnail
Stephen Roach
Stephen Roach served as a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s …
Paul Simons Thumbnail
Paul Simons
Paul Simons has been actively engaged in global energy and …
Emma Sky Thumbnail
Emma Sky
Emma Sky is the founding Director of Yale’s International Leadership …
Shoshana Stewart Thumbnail
Shoshana Stewart
Shoshana Stewart is the CEO of Turquoise Mountain, an international …
Rory Stewart Thumbnail
Rory Stewart
Rory Stewart served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2020-2022. …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Senior Fellow at …
Bisa Williams Thumbnail
Bisa Williams
Ambassador Bisa Williams (ret) is co-Founder and Managing Director of …
2019-2020
Susan Biniaz Thumbnail
Susan Biniaz
Susan Biniaz, a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. …
Eric Braverman Thumbnail
Eric Braverman
Eric Braverman is CEO of Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative …
Colin Coleman Thumbnail
Colin Coleman
Colin Coleman served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson during …
Howard Dean Thumbnail
Howard Dean
Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term …
Janine di Giovanni Thumbnail
Janine di Giovanni
Janine di Giovanni served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from …
Robert Ford Thumbnail
Robert Ford
Robert Ford finished a 30-year career with the Peace Corps …
Chris Fussell Thumbnail
Chris Fussell
Chris Fussell is president of McChrystal Group, a management and …
John Kerry Thumbnail
John Kerry
John Kerry is a distinguished fellow for global affairs at …
Vanessa Kerry Thumbnail
Vanessa Kerry
Dr. Vanessa Kerry (MD, Msc) served as a Senior Fellow …
Richard Levin Thumbnail
Richard Levin
Richard Levin, the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics Emeritus, …
Clare Lockhart Thumbnail
Clare Lockhart
Clare Lockhart served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2014-2022. …
Stan McChrystal Thumbnail
Stan McChrystal
General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal served as a Jackson Senior Fellow …
Blair Miller Thumbnail
Blair Miller
Blair Miller served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2016-2022. …
Rakesh Mohan Thumbnail
Rakesh Mohan
Rakesh Mohan served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson from …
Francisco (Paco) Palmieri Thumbnail
Francisco (Paco) Palmieri
Francisco (Paco) Palmieri served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from …
John Podesta Thumbnail
John Podesta
John Podesta served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2019-2021. …
David Rank Thumbnail
David Rank
Dave Rank spent 27 years as a State Department Foreign …
Stephen Roach Thumbnail
Stephen Roach
Stephen Roach served as a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s …
Emma Sky Thumbnail
Emma Sky
Emma Sky is the founding Director of Yale’s International Leadership …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Senior Fellow at …
2018-2019
Susan Biniaz Thumbnail
Susan Biniaz
Susan Biniaz, a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. …
Eric Braverman Thumbnail
Eric Braverman
Eric Braverman is CEO of Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative …
Ryan Crocker Thumbnail
Ryan Crocker
Ryan Crocker served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson during …
Howard Dean Thumbnail
Howard Dean
Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term …
Janine di Giovanni Thumbnail
Janine di Giovanni
Janine di Giovanni served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from …
Robert Ford Thumbnail
Robert Ford
Robert Ford finished a 30-year career with the Peace Corps …
John Kerry Thumbnail
John Kerry
John Kerry is a distinguished fellow for global affairs at …
Richard Levin Thumbnail
Richard Levin
Richard Levin, the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics Emeritus, …
Clare Lockhart Thumbnail
Clare Lockhart
Clare Lockhart served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2014-2022. …
Stan McChrystal Thumbnail
Stan McChrystal
General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal served as a Jackson Senior Fellow …
Blair Miller Thumbnail
Blair Miller
Blair Miller served as a Jackson Senior Fellow from 2016-2022. …
Rakesh Mohan Thumbnail
Rakesh Mohan
Rakesh Mohan served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson from …
George Packer Thumbnail
George Packer
George Packer served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson from …
David Rank Thumbnail
David Rank
Dave Rank spent 27 years as a State Department Foreign …
Gov. Bill Richardson Thumbnail
Gov. Bill Richardson
Governor Bill Richardso served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson …
Stephen Roach Thumbnail
Stephen Roach
Stephen Roach served as a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s …
Emma Sky Thumbnail
Emma Sky
Emma Sky is the founding Director of Yale’s International Leadership …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Senior Fellow at …
Margaret Warner Thumbnail
Margaret Warner
Margaret Warner served as a Senior Fellow at Jackson from …