The 2016 election and the Obama administration's foreign policy, including its historic agreement with Iran, are epoch moments in modern American politics. Jake Sullivan was a key player in both as a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton at the U.S. State Department (taking a leading role in the negotiations with Iran) and during the 2016 presidential campaign. Mr. Sullivan reflects on these experiences and the challenges facing America's future in a conversation moderated by Professor Larry Jacobs.
Jake Sullivan is a Martin R. Flug Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He served in the Obama administration as national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, as well as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He was the senior policy adviser on Secretary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Previously, he served as deputy policy director on Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential primary campaign, and a member of the debate preparation team for Barack Obama's general election campaign. Sullivan also previously served as a senior policy adviser and chief counsel to Senator Amy Klobuchar from his home state of Minnesota, worked as an associate for Faegre & Benson LLP, and taught at the University of St. Thomas Law School Sullivan holds undergraduate and law degrees from Yale and a master's degree from Oxford.
Jacobs, Lawrence R..
Conversation with Jake Sullivan: A Front Row Seat to American Politics.
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