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State Secretary Antony Blinken Announces Members of Foreign Affairs Policy Board

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Antony Blinken, secretary of the State Department and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, has named new members of an advisory board that provides advice on U.S. foreign policy concerns.

Thomas Donilon, chairman of the BlackRock Investment Institute who served as national security adviser during the Obama administration, and Cecilia Muñoz, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, will co-chair the Foreign Affairs Policy Board, the State Department said Friday.

Donilon and Muñoz will lead the advisory board in assessing pressing foreign policy issues such as climate change, global health, cybersecurity and emerging technologies, international economics and strategic competition with China.

Members of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board are:

  • David Autor, professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Sameer Bhalotra, co-founder and CEO of ActZero
  • Hal Brands, professor of global affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Mitchell Daniels, Jr., president of Purdue University
  • Janine Davidson, president of Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Cathy Feingold, director of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations’ International Department
  • Dr. Margaret Hamburg, chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s Bio Advisory Group
  • Jon Huntsman, vice chair of Ford Motor Company
  • Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, co-founder of Urban Ocean Lab
  • Ambassador Kristie Kenney, adjunct professor at Georgetown University
  • Gilman Louie, CEO and co-founder of America’s Frontier Fund
  • Katherine Maher, former CEO and executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation
  • James Manyika, senior vice president at Google
  • Meghan O’Sullivan, former deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Annise Parker, former mayor of Houston
  • Vincent Stewart, chief inclusion and innovation officer for Ankura and the founder and CEO of Stewart Global Solutions