Nelson Cunningham: One International Gnomie

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Monday: Alums

Our notable alum for this week is distinguished national and international policy strategist Nelson W. Cunningham, class of 1980!

From working as a staffer on John Kerry’s (YC ’66!) successful Senate campaign, to being hired by Rudy Giuliani to work as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of NY in 1988, to serving as General Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee under Joe Biden, Mr. Cunningham’s unquestionable work ethic and expertise on foreign policy and national politics shone through even when he was a Yailie, having graduated magna cum laude from Yale College and later attending Stanford Law School.

After serving in the White House as Special Advisor to President Clinton on Western Hemisphere affairs and as General Counsel at the White House Office of Administration, Mr. Cunningham now leads as the President of McLarty Associates, a firm he co-founded in 1998, and maintains his connection to Yale as a board member of Yale-NUS College in Singapore.

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