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Trustee Jake Sullivan Appointed National Security Advisor by President-elect Biden
Trustee Jake Sullivan Appointed National Security Advisor by President-elect Biden
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Trustee Jake Sullivan Appointed National Security Advisor by President-elect Biden

The International Crisis Group would like to offer its heartfelt congratulations to Trustee Jake Sullivan on his appointment by President-elect Biden to be National Security Advisor. 

Robert Malley, President & CEO of Crisis Group, said: “I have worked closely with Jake, first in the Obama administration and then at Crisis Group. In both instances, he has shown himself to be remarkably perceptive, open-minded, generous with his time and thoughts. Those are all qualities that will serve him exceptionally well in his new position. All of us at Crisis Group wish him the very best on this new journey”.      

As a member of the Crisis Group Board of Trustees, Mr Sullivan played an important role in supporting the organisation's mission of preventing, mitigating and resolving deadly conflicts across the globe. Before joining the Crisis Group Board in July 2018, Mr Sullivan was Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State and Deputy Assistant to President Obama (2011-2013), as well as National Security Advisor to Vice President Biden (2013-2014). 

Mark Malloch Brown, Co-Chairman of the Board, said: “Jake has been an invaluable Trustee for the International Crisis Group – it is my pleasure to congratulate him on his appointment. I am sure that under his guidance, U.S. foreign policy will strive to much greater heights in conflict prevention and mitigation”.

Consistent with Crisis Group's policy, Mr Sullivan will be stepping down from the Board. Crisis Group looks forward to working closely with him and the new U.S. administration in pursuit of our conflict prevention and resolution objective.