Derek Chollet

Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States 

Derek Chollet is Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for security and defense policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States.  He served in senior positions during the Obama administration at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon, most recently as the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, a Senior Fellow at the Kissinger Center at Johns Hopkins SAIS, an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies.  His next book, The Middle Way: How Three Presidents Shaped America’s Role in the World, will be published in 2021 by Oxford University Press.

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