July 23, 2021
To: Under Secretary of State Bonnie Jenkins
From: The Nonpartisan Security Group
Dear Madame Under Secretary of State, Our dear friend Bonnie,
As fellow members of the Nonpartisan Security Group we appreciate that you will be taking leave of the Group while serving in the government. We wanted to let you know how we feel.
We wish to express our enthusiastic support for your appointment as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and our confidence that you are simply the best person at this challenging moment to represent our nation on the critical matters you will be addressing.
We are reminded that your unique experience, and successes, in the worlds of academics, law, philanthropy, diplomacy, intelligence, military, and technical application of cutting edge science, all for the common good, bode well for success going forward.
Several of us have had the opportunity to work with you. For nearly a decade you worked with Ambassador Thomas Graham at the Arms Control Disarmament Agency and his comment regarding his hiring you as a young woman sums up our feelings. “It was one of the best decisions I ever made.”
We believe President Biden will feel the same way in the future.
We remain available to support and serve to advance the success of your office as you might wish.
Amb. Thomas Graham
Amb. Robert Grey
Amb. James Goodby
Prof. David Koplow
Prof. Nancy Gallagher
Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.