ISS Distinguished Practitioners

Starting with the hiring of the late Professor Charles Hill as the first Diplomat-in-Residence in International Security Studies nearly three decades ago, ISS pioneered the integration of senior practitioners into Yale’s traditional global affairs curriculum.

Today’s ISS-affiliated Distinguished Practitioners are direct descendants of that successful ISS strategy – distinguished diplomats, journalists, military officers, and business leaders who teach at the Jackson Institute and who bring seasoned policy experience into the classroom.

Below are the distinguished practitioners who are part of our network, and you can view the courses they teach.

Robert Ford

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Kissinger Senior Fellow

Anne Patterson

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Kissinger Senior Fellow

Asha Rangappa

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Director of Admissions and Senior Lecturer

David Rank

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Senior Fellow

Stephen Roach

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Senior Fellow

Emma Sky

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Director, International Leadership Center

Rory Stewart

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Senior Fellow

Harry K. Thomas, Jr.

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Kissinger Senior Fellow

Susan Thornton

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Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School

Bisa Williams

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Senior Fellow