Anthony Blinken – Secretary of State
The election of Secretary of State Joe Biden marks a sharp break with the Trump administration. The former Deputy Secretary of State is a committed internationalist, spent part of his childhood in Paris and is fluent in French. He considers the United States’ commitment to the world, and to Europe in particular, to be vital. In the 1990s, Bill Clinton was a White House staff member and served under President Barack Obama. In 2019, he formulated a strong opinion about Brexit, saying, “It’s not just the dog that caught the car, it’s the dog who caught the car and the car goes in reverse and runs over the dog. This is a complete mess.
Janet Yellen – Treasury Secretary
The 74-year-old economist was the first woman to chair the U.S. Federal Reserve, and it looks like she will achieve one more: she will be the country’s first female treasury secretary. Yellen, an emeritus professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a former associate professor at Harvard and a lecturer at the London School of Economics, is a labor market expert and highlighted the economic implications of uneven labor market growth. After his election, Donald Trump declined his reappointment, making him the first central bank governor not to hold two terms since the Carter administration.
Alejandro Mayorkas – secretary home Safety
Former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro “as a historic and experienced choice to enjoy an agency in desperate need of reforms,” Cuban-American lawyer served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security under Obama for nearly three years. Obama was the director of U.S. citizenship and immigration services, if confirmed, the 61-year-old man will be the first Latin and first immigrant to head the department.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield – United States Ambassador to the United Nations
The Louisiana was previously Deputy Secretary of State for African Affairs under the Obama and Trump governments. Led by George W Bush and Obama, he was the U.S. ambassador to Liberia. About his appointment, 68-year-old Thomas-Greenfield said, “My mother taught me to lead the world by the power of kindness and compassion to make it better. I have taken this lesson with me during my service abroad, and if it is confirmed, it will do the same as the United Nations Ambassador. “
John Kerry – Special Envoy for the Climate
Perhaps the most internationally known face, Kerry is taking the lead in the fight against the climate crisis. The 76-year-old lost the 2004 U.S. election to George W Bush before becoming foreign minister between 2013 and 17 under Obama.
Avril Haines – director national intelligence
The New York-born lawyer was previously deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the first woman to fill that position. From 2007 to 2008, he worked closely with Bidendel as deputy chief adviser to the Senate Democrats. Haines, 51, was the first female deputy national security adviser, and if confirmed, the first woman will be national intelligence director.
Jake Sullivan – National Security Consultant
Sullivan was Biden’s national security adviser when he was vice president and Hillary Clinton was deputy chief of staff when he was secretary of state. Since 2014, Sullivan, 43, has been teaching at Yale Law School.