California Decide Cuéllar to Lead Influential Assume Tank




WASHINGTON — The Carnegie Endowment for Worldwide Peace, an influential Washington-based assume tank, has appointed Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of California’s Supreme Courtroom as its new president.

Mr. Cuéllar, who goes by Tino, specialised in worldwide relations throughout a decade on the school of Stanford College earlier than turning into a decide in January 2015. He additionally served as a particular assistant within the Obama White Home.

In an interview, he mentioned he deliberate to concentrate on advanced rising world challenges, together with local weather change and cutting-edge applied sciences like synthetic intelligence.

He additionally mentioned he would deliver “a recent perspective” to the place: Born in Mexico, Mr. Cuéllar, 49, immigrated to the US on the age of 14 and have become a U.S. citizen when he was 21. He earned an undergraduate diploma from Harvard College earlier than attending Yale Legislation College, after which incomes a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford.

He succeeds William J. Burns, a profession diplomat whom President Biden tapped to be Central Intelligence Company director earlier this yr. Mr. Biden picked a number of different Carnegie personnel for key jobs in his administration, together with his White Home communications director, Jen Psaki, and the pinnacle of the State Division’s coverage planning workers, Salman Ahmed.

Mr. Biden’s nationwide safety adviser, Jake Sullivan, was a nonresident senior fellow at Carnegie when he labored with Mr. Ahmed and several other different co-authors on a plan articulating a “foreign policy for the middle class” that previewed a recurring Biden administration theme. Mr. Biden’s local weather envoy, John Kerry, had an workplace at Carnegie as its visiting distinguished statesman.

The Carnegie Endowment was based in 1910 by the industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who hoped to “hasten the abolition of worldwide conflict.” With an annual finances of $40 million, it’s residence to 250 students worldwide, many with previous authorities expertise, who examine and form U.S. overseas coverage.

Mr. Cuéllar mentioned the Carnegie Endowment was “dedicated to enhancing world cooperation with out being naïve,” and that its aim was to “take a set of challenges that teachers can determine and switch into actionable world insurance policies.”

His appointment is efficient on Nov. 1.

The endowment runs workplaces in Moscow, New Delhi, Beirut, Beijing and Brussels; Mr. Cuéllar plans to open a West Coast workplace in Silicon Valley.

In an announcement, the Carnegie Endowment board chair, Penny Pritzker, a former secretary of commerce in the course of the Obama administration, mentioned Mr. Cuéllar introduced “an mental heft that can assist us in our impactful work to construct peace and prosperity.”

Condoleezza Rice, a former secretary of state and Stanford College provost who now heads Stanford’s Hoover Establishment, a conservative analysis heart, referred to as Mr. Cuéllar “extremely energetic” and mentioned that his background as an immigrant gave him an appreciation for range, one thing Mr. Cuéllar himself referred to as an vital aim.

Mr. Cuéllar was a particular assistant to President Barack Obama for justice and regulatory coverage. As a college member at Stanford, he served as director of the college’s Freeman Spogli Institute for Worldwide Research.