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Global Policy Inside Out

Mon, February 27, 2023
Dinner Program
Mariano‑Florentino​ (Tino) Cuéllar

Policymakers and the public are focusing renewed attention on how diplomats, national security officials, and multinational corporations are navigating challenges involving international conflict and cooperation, global political economy, and cross-border problems. But lurking within the United States are certain entities that rarely receive the attention they deserve as potential drivers of cross-border policy.  From judicial institutions to major states to dynamic metropolitan regions, argues Mariano‑Florentino​ (Tino) Cuéllar, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the American approach to foreign policy will depend in no small measure on how judges reshape the powers of executive agencies; how states like California, Texas, and Massachusetts seek to influence climate, energy, and technology policy; and how major metropolitan regions approach challenges in domains such as sustainability, immigrant integration, and policing. Whether the United States and other countries productively respond to and in some cases channel these “inside” drivers of international policy will have a lasting impact on how the world manage cross-border risks and opportunities.

Mr. Cuéllar’s Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Rose Institute for State and Local Government at CMC.

Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar is the tenth president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A former justice of the Supreme Court of California, he served two U.S. presidents at the White House and in federal agencies and was a faculty member at Stanford University for two decades. He is a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board.  

At Stanford he was the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law and (by courtesy) Political Science. He directed the university’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and previously, co-directed its Center for International Security and Cooperation. During nearly seven years on California’s highest court while continuing to teach at Stanford, he wrote opinions addressing separation of powers and federalism, policing and criminal justice, democracy, technology and privacy, international agreements, and climate and environmental policy among other issues, and led the court system’s efforts to better meet the needs of millions of limited English speakers.

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cuéllar has published widely on American institutions and public law, international affairs, political economy, and technology’s impact on law and government. In the first term of the Obama administration, he led the White House Domestic Policy Council’s teams working on civil and criminal justice, public health, immigration, and regulatory reform. He also co-chaired the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission, and earlier, co-chaired the Obama Biden Transition Immigration Working Group. He began his career at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the second term of the Clinton administration.

He chairs the board of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and serves on Harvard University’s primary governing board (the Harvard Corporation). Previously, he chaired the boards of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies. He served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Social and Ethical Implications of Computing Research and was a presidential appointee to the Council of the U.S. Administrative Conference. Born in Matamoros, Mexico, he grew up primarily in communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. He graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, and received a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University.  

Mr. Cuéllar’s Athenaeum presentation is co-sponsored by the Rose Institute for State and Local Government at CMC.

Source: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


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