Cuéllar to co-direct Center for International Security and Cooperation

Law school professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Ph.D. ’00 has been named co-director of the Center for International Security and Copperation (CISAC) at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). Cuéllar will be joining co-director Siegfried Hecker, professor in management science and engineering and a senior FSI fellow.

According to an announcement in the Stanford Report, Cuéllar, who specializes in executive power, international security and public health and safety, recently returned from a leave of absence during which he led the White House Domestic Policy Council’s work on criminal justice and drug policy, public health and food safety, rural and agricultural policy, borders and immigration, regulatory reform and civil rights.

Cuéllar worked with former President Clinton’s treasury department on fighting financial crime, improving border coordination and enhancing anti-corruption measures.

At Stanford, Cuéllar has worked with groups such as the Haas Center for Public Service, Asylum Access and the American Constitution Society.

Cuéllar will begin his work at the end of this current academic year.

Ivy Nguyen