Saturday, January 24, 2009

Director of Policy Planning

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Anne-Marie Slaughter confirmed as Director of Policy Planning at the State Department here. Excerpt below:

So it's no great surprise that the Princeton newspaper the Daily Princetonian reports that Slaughter has "confirmed in an e-mail to Wilson School students this evening that she will be leaving the Wilson School to serve under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton." Slaughter also told students that, "When Senator Clinton offered me a position, I told her that I could only take a limited public service leave and that I would be commuting back and forth to Princeton on weekends," the paper reports. The Cable has previously reported that Washington foreign-policy hand and former John Edwards advisor Derek Chollet will be the deputy director of the Office of Policy Planning.

About the Director of Policy Planning on Wiki:

The Director of Policy Planning is the United States Department of State official in charge of the Department's internal think tank, the Policy Planning Staff. The position of Director of Policy Planning is one of the most prestigious in the State Department, and has traditionally been held by some of the most intellectual members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. Former Directors of Policy Planning include two National Security Advisors, a President of the World Bank, and several presidents of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations.

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