Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, has been appointed the new director of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, a position he will begin in July. An expert in administrative law and governance, public organizations, and transnational security, 
Cuéllar (MA ’96, PhD ’00) also has extensive government experience, his career encompassing legal scholarship, teaching, and government service. He has served in two presidential administrations, testified before lawmakers, and has an extensive record of involvement in public service. Cuéllar has been co-director of FSI’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) since 2011.

Cuéllar, whose book Governing Security: The Hidden Origins of American Security Agencies was recently published (see “Scholarship” story on page 35), will continue to teach and conduct research.