Sullivan To Be Named State Dept. Director of Policy Planning

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff Jake Sullivan (MN ’97) will soon be named as the next State Department director of policy planning, two State Department officials confirmed to Foreign Policy‘s The Cable.

Sullivan’s appointment, which does not require Senate confirmation, could come as early as today, the officials said. He replaces outgoing Policy Planning Director Anne-Marie Slaughter, who will return to teach at Princeton University at the end of this month. Sullivan, one of Clinton’s closest and most trusted aides, won’t even have to change offices on the State Department’s 7th floor to take charge of the shop that is Foggy Bottom’s main incubator for policy ideas.

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