The White House recently announced this year’s 13 White House fellows, and among them is Harley Feldbaum ’97, director of the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative and a professorial lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He directs all daily operations of a $1.6 million Gates Foundation grant to improve global health policymaking and train future leaders at the nexus between international relations and global health. Feldbaum also serves as an author and senior consultant to the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and is a fellow with the Truman National Security Project. He resides in Glen Echo, Maryland.
White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House staff, the vice president, cabinet secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Past fellows have included Colin Powell and CNN medical commentator Sanjay Gupta. This year’s White House Fellows come from diverse backgrounds and varied professions, and have shown a strong commitment to public service and leadership.