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Penn Law Professor William Burke-White Appointed to Policy Position in State Department

May 19, 2009

William Burke-White, a University of Pennsylvania Law School professor, has been appointed to a position in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Office of Foreign Policy Planning.  
The office serves as the secretary’s internal think tank, providing her with direct and independent policy advice.  
Burke-White, will advise Clinton on issues involving Russia and international law.
The Policy Planning staff's mission is to take a longer-term, strategic view of global trends and frame recommendations for the secretary to advance U.S. interests.
Burke-White will be on a two-year leave from Penn Law to serve in the office.