The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs has named its 2016-2017 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 three newcomers and 12 returning Fellows.

New Senior Fellows include:
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Blair Miller
Blair Miller leads impact investing for the office of Ray Chambers where they are developing a large scale impact investment fund for emerging markets. Previously she was the vice president of the MDG Health Alliance, a global coalition of leading businessmen focused on using private sector approaches to address global health challenges. During this time she supported the development of two multi-million dollar funds with philanthropists in India and Nigeria. Miller spent five years at Acumen Fund, a $100M impact investment fund that invests in enterprises that serve the poor in India, Pakistan, West and East Africa, and Latin America.

At Jackson, Miller will teach a seminar on social impact investing.
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Rakesh Mohan
Rakesh Mohan is one of India’s senior-most economic policymakers and an expert on central banking, monetary policy, infrastructure and urban affairs. Most recently he was executive director at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., representing India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan, and chairman, National Transport Development Policy Committee, Government of India, in the rank of a Minister of State. He is also a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India. As deputy governor he was in charge of monetary policy, financial markets, economic research and statistics. In addition to serving in various posts for the Indian government, including representing India in a variety of international forums such as Basel and G20, Mohan has worked for the World Bank and headed prestigious research institutes. He is also Non Resident Senior Research Fellow of Stanford Centre for International Development, Stanford University, and Distinguished Fellow of Brookings India.

At Jackson, Mohan will teach courses on central banking and the Indian economy.
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Dennis Ross
Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Prior to returning to the Institute in 2011, he served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. For more than 12 years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. A highly skilled diplomat, Ambassador Ross was U.S. point man on the peace process in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. Ross is the author of several influential books on the peace process, most recentlyDoomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama (2015).

At Jackson, Ambassador Ross will teach a seminar on statecraft and diplomacy.
Returning Senior Fellows include:

The new Fellows will be joining returning Fellows Sigrídur Benediktsdottir, Director of the Financial Stability Department at the Central Bank of Iceland; Eric Braverman, former CEO of the Clinton Foundation; David Brooks, New York Times op-ed columnist; Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate; Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, former U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Ambassador Robert Ford, former Ambassador to Syria; Tom Graham, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council; Unni Karunakara, former International President of Doctors Without Borders; Clare Lockhart, Director of the Institute for State Effectiveness; General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force and Commander of United States Forces Afghanistan; Steve Roach, former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia; and Middle East expert Emma Sky.

View the full roster and read their bios