Nikki Haley Takes Position With Conservative Think Tank

Nikki Haley Takes Position With Conservative Think Tank

( – Nikki Haley gave it her all in the campaign to secure the Republican presidential nomination, but she fell short. After Super Tuesday, when it became clear that former President Donald Trump was outpacing everyone, she announced she was dropping out of the race. She’s kept a relatively low profile since, and while the former governor said she hopes Trump wins over her voters, she hasn’t endorsed him. Now, she has landed another prominent position that will keep her front and center should she decide to run again in 2028.

On Monday, April 15, the conservative think tank Hudson Institute announced it was hiring Haley as its Walter P. Stern chair, a position named after its longtime chairman, who passed away in 2022. This position isn’t her first brush with the organization, founded in 1961. The former US ambassador received its Global Leadership Award in 2018.

Now, though, Haley will have a more prominent role and put her foreign and domestic policy experience to work. The organization regularly focuses on these issues and conducts research and analysis to promote “global security, prosperity, and freedom.”

In its announcement, the Hudson Institute Board of Trustees chair Sarah May Stern noted, “It is fitting that Nikki has taken on this title,” as “she is a courageous and insightful policymaker,” two instrumental qualities the organization looks for. CEO and President John Walters touted Haley as someone who “remained a steadfast defender of freedom” during a time of political upheaval.

Some notable figures have participated in the think tank, including former Vice President Dan Quale and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Haley will also join the ranks of former Trump Administration officials, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Elaine Chao, the former Transportation Secretary and current wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

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