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Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School, Stanford University; Justice of the Supreme Court of California

Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar is the tenth president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A former justice of the Supreme Court of California, he served two U.S. presidents at the White House and in federal agencies and was a faculty member at Stanford University for two decades. Before serving on California’s highest court, he was the Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Professor (by courtesy) of Political Science, and director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. While working in the Obama White House, he led the Domestic Policy Council teams responsible for civil and criminal justice reform, public health, immigration, and transnational regulatory issues. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cuéllar has published widely on American institutions, international regulatory and security policy, and technology’s impact on law and government. He chairs the board of the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation and is a member of the Harvard Corporation. He has served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Social and Ethical Implications of Computing Research and co-authored the first comprehensive study of the use of artificial intelligence in federal agencies. Earlier, he chaired the board of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and Stanford Seed, co-chaired the Obama Biden Presidential Transition Task Force on Immigration, and co-chaired the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission. Born in Matamoros, Mexico, he grew up primarily in communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. He graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School and received a PhD in political science from Stanford University.