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Amb. Wendy R. Sherman

Amb. Wendy R. Sherman

Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

 

Experience

Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman is a non-resident senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center and a fellow at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics, beginning October 2015.

Ambassador Sherman was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs on September 21, 2011, a position she retained until October 2015. Prior to this position, Under Secretary Sherman served as Vice Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and a member of the Investment Committee of Albright Capital Management, an affiliated investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets. Ambassador Sherman served as Counselor for the State Department from 1997 to 2001, as well as Special Advisor to President Clinton and Policy Coordinator on North Korea. From 1993 to 1996, under Secretary of State Warren Christopher, she was Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs. Ambassador Sherman served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Oxfam America. She also served on the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Policy Board, a group tasked with providing the Secretary of Defense with independent, informed advice and opinion concerning matters of defense policy. In 2008, Ambassador Sherman was appointed by Congressional Leadership to serve on the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Terrorism.

 

 

By Date

 

2016

(Photo by Martha Stewart)

Fall/Winter 2015-2016

"Center Welcomes Global Leaders"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Hedi Larbi, Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar, Middle East Initiative, Robert D. Blackwill, International Council Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, James A. Winnefeld, Jr., Non Resident Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Amb. Wendy R. Sherman, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Robert M. Danin, Senior Fellow, Middle East Initiative, Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander, Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Jairam Ramesh and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Fisher Family Fellow

This fall, the Belfer Center welcomed a number of distinguished leaders as new senior fellows and visiting scholars. Eight new arrivals come from a range of high-profile public policy backgrounds, and each brings significant and varied expertise to Harvard Kennedy School and the Belfer Center.

 

2007

October 2007

Reducing Nuclear Threats and Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Joseph Cirincione, Tom Donilon, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Robert Einhorn, Leon Fuerth, Amb. Robert Gallucci, Ernest Moniz, George Perkovich and Amb. Wendy R. Sherman, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

This National Security Advisory Group report provides a new comprehensive strategy for reducing nuclear threats and preventing nuclear terrorism.

 

2006

January 25, 2006

The U.S. Military: Under Strain and at Risk

Report

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Samuel R. Berger, General Wesley K. Clark, Former Senior Advisor, 2001-2009, Preventive Defense Project, Tom Donilon, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John D. Podesta, Susan E. Rice, General (ret.) John M. Shalikashvili, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project, Amb. Wendy R. Sherman, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Dr. Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project and Dr. James B. Steinberg

The National Security Advisory Group sounds a warning, raising awareness about the state of our ground forces today and the very real risk that poses to our future security. The group also proposes an action plan for restoring the health and vitality of the U.S. military.

 

2005

July 20, 2005

Worst Weapons in Worst Hands: U.S. Inaction on the Nuclear Terror Threat Since 9/11, and a Path of Action

Report

By Dr. William J. Perry, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, Secretary Madeleine K. Albright, Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Samuel R. Berger, General Wesley K. Clark, Former Senior Advisor, 2001-2009, Preventive Defense Project, Tom Donilon, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John D. Podesta, Susan E. Rice, General (ret.) John M. Shalikashvili, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project, Amb. Wendy R. Sherman, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Dr. Elizabeth D. Sherwood-Randall, Former Founding Senior Advisor, Preventive Defense Project and Dr. James B. Steinberg

The gravest threat facing Americans today is a terrorist detonating a nuclear bomb in one of our cities. The National Security Advisory Group (NSAG) judges that the Bush administration is taking insufficient actions to counter this threat.

 
Events Calendar

We host a busy schedule of events throughout the fall, winter and spring. Past guests include: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former Vice President Al Gore, and former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev.