October 15 Monday

A Conversation with Ambassador Wendy Sherman

  • Monday, October 15, 2018 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Room 127
  • Open To The Public
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Description

Join the Yale Law National Security Group and Yale Law Women for a conversation with Ambassador Wendy Sherman, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and lead negotiator on the Iran nuclear agreement.

Professors Harold Koh and Jake Sullivan will moderate the discussion, and lunch will be served.

Ambassador Sherman was undersecretary of state for political affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2011‒2015. In this global role, she oversaw the bureaus for Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and international organizations. She also led the U.S. negotiating team and was a central player in concluding the Iran nuclear agreement. In recognition of her diplomatic accomplishments, she was awarded the National Security Medal by President Barack Obama.

Earlier, she was the state of Maryland’s first director of child welfare, chief of staff to then-Congresswoman Barbara A. Mikulski and later campaign manager for Mikulski’s first successful Senate campaign, executive director of EMILY’s List, chairman of the board of Oxfam America, and an international business consultant.

She is currently senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global business strategy firm that she helped found. Her book “Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence” was published on Sept. 4, 2018.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law National Security Group
Yale Law Women