A Conversation with Jake Sullivan

Panel Discussion


Jake Sullivan, Office of the Vice-President of the United States
Michael A. McFaul, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Date and Time

May 8, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM



RSVP required by 5PM May 02.


Encina Hall, 3rd floor

- This joint CISAC/FSI event is at maximum capacity. RSVPs are for waitlist only. Thank you for your interest -

About the Event: Jake Sullivan, Martin R. Flug Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School and Senior Policy Adviser for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign, will be interviewed by Michael McFaul, Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and a Senior Fellow at FSI. Dr. McFaul is also a Professor of Political Science and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions after the interview. 

About the Speaker: 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. He clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sullivan holds undergraduate and law degrees from Yale and a master's degree from Oxford.