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

Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2018

Derek Chollet is the 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 US assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. Chollet is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where he coedits “Shadow Government,” and is a regular contributor to Defense One. He is also an advisor to Beacon Global Strategies, an adjunct senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. His most recent book is The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World.