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Lieberman Aide Heading to Foreign Policy Initiative

Former director goes to work for Rubio.

5:35 PM, Jan 22, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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The Foreign Policy Initiative's new executive director will be Chris Griffin, a former staffer for former Connecticut senator Joe Lieberman. Josh Rogin reports:

Griffin will be announced as the second executive director of FPI, succeeding former Bush-era National Security Council staffer Jamie Fly, who is moving on to become Sen. Marco Rubio's counselor for foreign and national security affairs. The board of FPI, started in 2009, consists ofWeekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, Brookings Institution scholar Bob Kagan (husband of State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland), former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman, and former spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq Dan Senor.

"We're thrilled with the job Jamie Fly has done running FPI for the last four years, and we congratulate him on the important position he's assuming on Capitol Hill," the board said in a statement provided to The Cable. "And we're very pleased we were able to recruit Chris Griffin to replace Jamie, and are confident that under his leadership FPI will only go from strength to strength."

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