In his new position Jeff Le (POLS ’07) will help with the daily running of California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s Cabinet. Le, who earned an MA in political science at CEU in 2007, was appointed on June 5.
Prior to his new position Le served as deputy director of external and international affairs at the Governor’s Office. Le was a senior manager for development and communications at Global Rights from 2011 to 2014 and strategic communications and reports manager at International Relief and Development’s Community Outreach and Capacity Building Program in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He was a program officer for the Eurasia team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs from 2007 to 2010 and a legislative correspondent and assistant in the Office of Congressman Joe Sestak and a research fellow at the Carter Center in 2007. Le was a research fellow at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly and a political fellow in the Office of the Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs at the United Nations Secretariat in 2006. He served in several positions at the U.S. Department of State from 2004 to 2005, including political officer and political and public diplomacy assistant. He was Rotary International’s ambassadorial scholar of goodwill to Hungary from 2006 to 2007 and followed with his studies at CEU.