Melanne Verveer Departs White House

Melanne Verveer, the first-ever U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues, left the White House on Friday for Georgetown University, where she will head the new Institute on Women, Peace and Security. Prior to her time in the Obama administration, Verveer served as chief of staff for then-first lady Hillary Clinton—and Verveer has remained a close friend and adviser since then. In the Obama administration, Verveer visited more than 60 countries and has been dedicated to increasing women and girls’ access to education and health care throughout the globe.