A new chief at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 18:10 in Mathematics & Economics

What does it take to be a successful leader on the world stage? Ask former U.S. Ambassador Wendy Sherman, and she’ll tell you it requires many skills and qualities, but above all courage and persistence, and, for women especially, embracing your own power. Sherman did all that and more during her four decades in public service. Trained as a social worker, Sherman created a remarkable career in U.S. politics and international diplomacy. She went from being chief of staff for the trailblazing Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) to counseling U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, with whom she worked on the first major nuclear missile talks with North Korea in 1999‒2000, and finally, as the first female undersecretary of state for political affairs, she led the U.S. negotiations into the milestone multilateral accord over Iran’s nuclear arms program in 2015. Now retired from the State Department, Sherman will join the Harvard Kennedy School...

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