US President-elect Joe Biden Names 2 Indian-Americans in National Security Council
United States President-elect Joe Biden on Friday named Indian-American Sumona Guha as senior director for South Asia and Tarun Chhabra as senior director for Technology and National Security, as he announced a number of key appointments to the National Security Council of the White House. Guha was co-chair of the South Asia foreign policy working group on the Biden-Harris campaign, and serves on the shift’s State Department Agency Evaluation Group.
Presently senior vice president at Albright Stonebridge Group, she previously served in the State Department as a foreign service officer and later on, on the Secretary of State’s policy preparation personnel where she focused on South Asia. Throughout the Obama-Biden administration, she was special advisor for national security affairs to then Vice President Biden. Guha is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University.
Named as senior director for Technology and National Security, Chhabra is a senior fellow at the Centre for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University. He was formerly a fellow with the Job on International Order and Technique at the Brookings Institution and a Checking Out Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World Home. Throughout the Obama-Biden Administration, Chhabra served on the National Security Council personnel as director for Strategic Preparation and director for Human Rights and National Security Issues, and at the Pentagon as a speechwriter to the Secretary of Defence. Born in Tennessee and raised in Louisiana, Chhabra is a first-generation American and a graduate of Stanford University, Oxford University, and Harvard Law School.
Biden likewise named Shanthi Kalathil, as Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights in his National Security Council. She is presently senior director of the International Forum for Democratic Research Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy, where her work concentrates on emerging obstacles to democracy. Formerly in her career, she acted as a senior democracy fellow at the US Firm for International Development, an associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Hong Kong-based press reporter for the Asian Wall Street Journal, and a consultant to worldwide affairs companies. Kalathil is the co-author of Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Effect of the Web on Authoritarian Guideline.
Amongst other National Security Council visits announced by Biden are Yohannes Abraham, Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary; Sasha Baker, Senior Director for Strategic Planning; Ariana Berengaut, Senior Citizen Advisor to the National Security Advisor; and Tanya Bradsher, Elder Director for Partnerships and Worldwide Engagement. The President-elect has designated Rebecca Brocato, as Senior Director for Legislative Affairs in his National Security Council; Elizabeth Cameron as Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense; Caitlin Durkovich as Senior Citizen Director for Strength and Action; Jon Finer as Principal Deputy National Security Advisor; Juan Gonzalez, Elder Director for Western Hemisphere; Ryan Harper as Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Executive Secretary and Peter Harrell, Senior Citizen Director for International Economics and Competitiveness.
Biden has named Emily Horne as Senior Citizen Director for Press and NSC Representative; Andrea Kendall-Taylor, as Senior Director for Russia and Central Asia; Ella Lipin as Senior Citizen Consultant to the Principal Deputy National Security Consultant; Brett H. McGurk, Organizer for the Middle East and North Africa; Melanie Nakagawa, Senior Citizen Director for Climate and Energy; Carlyn Reichel as Senior Director for Speechwriting and Strategic Initiatives and Dr Amanda Sloat as Senior Director for Europe. The National Security Council plays a vital role in keeping our nation safe and safe and secure. These crisis-tested, deeply experienced public servants will work relentlessly to secure the American people and restore America’s management worldwide. They will guarantee that the requirements of working Americans are front and center in our national security policymaking, and our nation will be better for it, said Biden.
This outstanding group of devoted public servants will be prepared to strike the ground running on day one to attend to the global obstacles facing the American people– from environment to cyber. They show the really finest of our country and they have the knowledge and experience to assist construct our country back better for all Americans, stated Vice President-elect Harris. They will bring a vast array of viewpoints to tackling the specifying difficulties of our time, said incoming White Home Chief of Personnel Ron Klain.
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