John Kerry is no longer with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
John Kerry was a visiting distinguished statesman at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focused on conflict resolution and global environmental challenges.
On January 20th 2021, Kerry was sworn in as our nation’s first Special Presidential Envoy for Climate and the first-ever Principal to sit on the National Security Council entirely dedicated to climate change. From 2013-2017, he served as our nation’s 68th secretary of state. As America’s top diplomat, Kerry guided the Department’s strategy on nuclear nonproliferation, combating radical extremism, and the threat of climate change. His tenure was marked by the successful negotiation of the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Prior to being nominated and sworn in as secretary of state, Kerry served for more than twenty-five years as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. He eventually served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as chairman.
Shortly before he graduated from Yale University, Kerry volunteered for service in the United States Navy. He completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, after which he began a lifelong fight for his fellow veterans as a co-founder of the Vietnam Veterans of America.