We are pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Jackson School Senior Fellows.
Senior 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 group includes eight newcomers and 12 returning Fellows.
Prior to joining Jigsaw, she managed programs for the U.S. Department of State with Freedom House focusing on digital security, investigative journalism and information access in authoritarian regimes. She previously worked with Amnesty International and Namati to map human rights abuses and provide legal aid.
Makridis started his career as a graduate fellow in the Directorate of Science and Technology, and has worked in the Directorate of Operations and in the Directorate of Intelligence. After 9/11, he served as President Bush’s daily intelligence briefer, and in 2004, he was chosen to lead the agency’s worldwide nuclear threat analysis. He led the agency’s East Asia, Africa and Latin America analysis office and ran its foreign weapons analysis center. He was the first director of the Weapons and Counter Proliferation Mission Center and led the agency’s response to the CIA WikiLeaks data breach. In 2018, he was named chief operating officer, responsible for planning and managing CIA’s budget, personnel, resources, security, information technology, and its multi-year strategy.
Under President Barack Obama, he served as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Advisor to the President for the Counter-ISIL campaign, and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf Region in 2015-2016 and, before that, as Senior Director for the Gulf Region and Syria.
Before joining the National Security Council staff in February 2014, Malley founded and directed the International Crisis Group’s Middle East and North Africa Program from January 2002. Prior to that, he was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Until January 2001, Malley was Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs and Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council.