Announcement

Stimson Staff and Affiliates Appointed to Biden-Harris Administration Roles

Four will take senior White House, State Department, federal agency roles

  • January 26, 2021
  • 5:01 pm

Washington, DC – The Stimson Center announced today that four staff and affiliates have accepted appointments to senior White House, State Department, and federal agency roles in the Biden-Harris Administration.

  • Aditi Gorur will serve as Policy Advisor to the US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Gorur has led research and analysis at Stimson for nearly 10 years, most recently serving as Senior Fellow and Director of the Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program since 2015.
  • Mallory Stewart was recently announced as Senior Director for Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation on the National Security Council staff. She was a Nonresident Fellow at the Stimson Center, working with our Partners in Proliferation Prevention (PPP) program.
  • Melanie Nakagawa was recently announced as Senior Director for Climate and Energy on the National Security Council staff. Nakagawa has been a member of Stimson’s Alfred Lee Loomis Innovation Council.
  • Sonny Hashmi was recently announced as the Commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisitions Service. Hashmi was also a member of Stimson’s Alfred Lee Loomis Innovation Council.

Brian Finlay, President and CEO of the Stimson Center said, “While we are, without a doubt, sad to lose these four members of our team, we are also proud that they have chosen to continue their work in public service. I know they will make important contributions to our country’s pursuit of international security, prosperity, and justice from the frontlines of policymaking.”

In response to Aditi Gorur’s appointment, Stimson Vice President Victoria Holt said, “Aditi has been a tremendous colleague for me and so many at Stimson. She will bring on-the-ground experience, innovative research and analysis skills, and leadership talents honed at Stimson to this important role. I know that she will be a tremendous asset to the American government as she continues to tackle international security issues affecting humanity at home and abroad.”

THE STIMSON CENTER promotes international security, shared prosperity & justice through applied research and independent analysis, deep engagement, and policy innovation.

For three decades, Stimson has been a leading voice on urgent global issues. Founded in the twilight years of the Cold War, the Stimson Center pioneered practical new steps toward stability and security in an uncertain world. Today, as changes in power and technology usher in a challenging new era, Stimson is at the forefront: Engaging new voices, generating innovative ideas and analysis, and building solutions to promote international security, prosperity, and justice.  

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