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State Department undersecretary to be Harvard fellow

August 6, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wendy Sherman, the State Department’s fourth-ranking official and a lead negotiator of the Iranian nuclear deal, is headed to Harvard University.

The school announced Thursday that the undersecretary of state for political affairs will be one of six resident fellows this fall at the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics.

Starting in October, she will be a resident and senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Sherman has been making the rounds on Capitol Hill trying to convince Congress to approve the nuclear deal, which grants Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program.

She also was counselor for the State Department from 1997 to 2001 and a special adviser to President Bill Clinton and policy coordinator on North Korea.

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