Friday, October 02, 2015
Henry Kissinger Chair at the John W. Kluge Center
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Bruce W. Jentleson, an accomplished American foreign policy scholar and former senior adviser at the U.S. State Department, as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. The Kissinger Chair is a distinguished senior research position; its holder is in residence at the Library for a period of up to 10 months.
Bruce Jentleson is Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, where he previously served as Director of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy (now the Sanford School of Public Policy). He is a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of U.S. policy and political positions. In 2014 he is on leave from Duke as a Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Jentleson’s career spans public policy and academia. From 2009 to 2011, he was senior adviser to the U.S. State Department policy-planning director. He also served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Vice President Al Gore during his 2000 presidential campaign, in the Clinton administration State Department (1993-94), and as a foreign-policy aide to U.S. Sens. Gore (1987-88) and Dave Durenberger (1978-79).
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