Three Global Affairs Scholars Teaching at Yale as Senior Fellows of the Jackson Institute

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University has announced a new class of senior fellows for the 2011-12 academic year. Fellows are leading practitioners in various fields of international affairs that will spend a semester or an entire academic year at Yale teaching courses and mentoring students. Among this year’s class of fellows are three women.

Michele Malvesti served for five years on the staff of the National Security Council. She has also served in the Defense Intelligence Agency. She holds a Ph.D. from Tufts University.

At Yale, Dr. Malvesti will teach a course on national security decision-making.

Ana Palacio is the former minister for foreign affairs in Spain. She was the first woman to serve in this post. Palacio has also served in the Spanish Parliament and the European Parliament. She has also been senior vice president and general counsel of the World Bank.

At Yale, she will teach a course on global governance.

Sheryl WuDunn, is freelance journalist who previously worked for the New York Times. She is the first Asian-American reporter to win a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of the best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Alfred Knopf, 2009). At Yale she will teach on soft power diplomacy.

WuDunn is a graduate of Cornell University. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master of public affairs degree from Princeton University

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