Former Rubio Advisor Jamie Fly to Join GMF as Senior Fellow
WASHINGTON – The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is pleased to announce Jamie Fly will join the organization as a Senior Fellow starting May 16. In this role, Fly will support GMF projects focused on Understanding America, Asia, and the Future of the Liberal International Order, as well as developing new bodies of work on Russia and next-generation national security leadership.
Fly has served as Counselor for Foreign and National Security Affairs to Senator Marco Rubio since February 2013. In his role advising Senator Rubio on foreign policy and national security issues, Fly drafted policy positions, legislation, op-eds, and speeches on foreign policy issues spanning the globe in support of the Senator’s work on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and National Security Working Group. He served as Senator Rubio’s foreign policy advisor during his presidential campaign.
From 2009 to 2013, Fly was the founding executive director of the Foreign Policy Initiative, a policy institute focused on promoting U.S. international engagement. During the George W. Bush administration, he served as a director at the National Security Council and in the office of the Secretary of Defense working on non-proliferation issues. He has also worked at the World Bank and the Council on Foreign Relations.
“We are excited to have a policy thinker and practitioner with Jamie’s depth and range of experience joining GMF,” said GMF President Karen Donfried. “His insights into American politics and foreign policy, as well as his longstanding commitment to the transatlantic relationship, will be tremendous assets in our efforts to understand and address today’s foreign policy challenges.”
The importance of the transatlantic relationship has been a recurring theme throughout Fly’s career. In 2004, he joined GMF as a Manfred Wörner fellow, traveling to Berlin for in-depth discussions of U.S.-German and U.S.-European security interests. He has also participated in the Aspen Institute's Transatlantic Young Leaders Program in Berlin, the Atlantik Brücke German-American Young Leaders Conference, the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Global Atlanticists program.