Foreign Affairs Policy Board

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The Foreign Affairs Policy Board is an advisory board that provides independent advice and opinion to the Secretary of State, the Deputy Secretary of State, and the Director of Policy Planning on matters concerning U.S. foreign policy. The Board reviews and assesses global threats and opportunities, trends that implicate core national security interests, tools and capacities of the civilian foreign affairs agencies, and priorities and strategic frameworks for U.S. foreign policy.[1][2] The Board meets in a plenary session several times a year at the U.S. Department of State in the Harry S. Truman Building.[3]


The Foreign Affairs Policy Board was launched in December 2011 under Secretary Hillary Clinton and modeled after the Defense Policy Board of the U.S. Department of Defense.[4][5][6] The Board's first meeting was held on December 19, 2011.[5]


The Board is chartered to have up to 25 members who serve two-year terms.[3][5] Board members have a wide range of expertise and backgrounds, including past government service, academia, politics, development, business, and think tanks.

Current members (as of June 2022)[edit]

Past members[edit]

The following are past members of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board as of 2019:


  1. ^ "Foreign Affairs Policy Board Meeting Notice". Federal Register. October 27, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "DoS Foreign Affairs Policy Board". Bloomberg News. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Meet Secretary Kerry's New Foreign Policy Board". Diplopundit. October 22, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Clinton starts "Foreign Affairs Policy Board"". Foreign Policy. December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Inaugural Meeting of Secretary Clinton's Foreign Affairs Policy Board". U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Public Affairs. December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Hillary Clinton turns to think tankers for new Foreign Affairs Policy Board". The Washington Post. December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Donfried Participates in Secretary Kerry's Foreign Affairs Policy Board". German Marshall Fund. April 30, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Kurtzer Named to US State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board". Princeton University. June 16, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2015.

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