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

2023-2024
Elliot Ackerman Thumbnail
Elliot Ackerman
Elliot Ackerman is a New York Times bestselling author of …
Susan Biniaz Thumbnail
Susan Biniaz
Susan Biniaz, a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. …
André de Ruyter Thumbnail
André de Ruyter
André de Ruyter is a Senior Fellow at the Yale …
Howard Dean Thumbnail
Howard Dean
Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term …
Ross Douthat Thumbnail
Ross Douthat
Ross Douthat is a Senior Fellow at the Jackson School. …
Jessica Faieta Thumbnail
Jessica Faieta
Jessica Faieta is a Senior Fellow and lecturer at the …
Beth Goldberg Thumbnail
Beth Goldberg
Beth Goldberg is a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson …
David Leonhardt Thumbnail
David Leonhardt
David Leonhardt is Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson School. …
Andrew Makridis Thumbnail
Andrew Makridis
Andrew Makridis is a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson …
Robert Malley Thumbnail
Robert Malley
Robert Malley is a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson …
David H. Petraeus Thumbnail
David H. Petraeus
General (US Army, Ret.) David H. Petraeus is a Kissinger …
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 …
Duvvuri Subbarao (Subba) Thumbnail
Duvvuri Subbarao (Subba)
Duvvuri Subbarao is a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Kissinger Senior Fellow …
Leslie M. Tsou Thumbnail
Leslie M. Tsou
Leslie M. Tsou is a Senior Fellow at the Yale …
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 …
Alix Peterson Zwane Thumbnail
Alix Peterson Zwane
Alix Peterson Zwane is a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson …
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 a CEO, founder, and teacher. At Yale, he …
Howard Dean Thumbnail
Howard Dean
Governor Howard Dean, former DNC Chairman, presidential candidate, six term …
Jessica Faieta Thumbnail
Jessica Faieta
Jessica Faieta is a Senior Fellow and lecturer at the …
Robert Ford Thumbnail
Robert Ford
Robert Ford is the Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Yale …
Chris Fussell Thumbnail
Chris Fussell
Chris Fussell is president of McChrystal Group, a management and …
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 Kissinger Senior Fellow …
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 a CEO, founder, and teacher. At Yale, he …
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 a Senior Fellow and lecturer at the …
Robert Ford Thumbnail
Robert Ford
Robert Ford is the Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Yale …
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 Kissinger …
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 was most recently the President of GiveDirectly. He …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Kissinger Senior Fellow …
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 a CEO, founder, and teacher. At Yale, he …
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 is a Senior Fellow at the Jackson School. …
Robert Ford Thumbnail
Robert Ford
Robert Ford is the Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Yale …
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 Kissinger …
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 …
Shoshana Stewart Thumbnail
Shoshana Stewart
Shoshana Stewart is the CEO of Turquoise Mountain, an international …
Rory Stewart Thumbnail
Rory Stewart
Rory Stewart was most recently the President of GiveDirectly. He …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Kissinger Senior Fellow …
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 a CEO, founder, and teacher. At Yale, he …
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 is the Kissinger Senior Fellow at the Yale …
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 …
Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Thumbnail
Harry K. Thomas, Jr.
Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. is a Kissinger Senior Fellow …