Nikki Haley Joins Conservative Think Tank

( – Nikki Haley dropped out of the Republican primary race when it became evident on Super Tuesday that she wasn’t going to beat former President Donald Trump. After removing herself from the list of potential candidates, Haley laid low for a bit, urging Trump to win over her voters, but stopping short of endorsing him. Now, she’s back in the spotlight, and taking on a critical role at a conservative think tank.

On Monday, April 15, the Hudson Institute announced it had selected Haley as its Walter P. Stern Chair. The role is named after the former chairman, who played a significant role in forming the institute into what it is now. He held the seat until his death in 2022.

During Haley’s bid for the presidency, she stressed the importance of maintaining alliances with Israel, Taiwan, and Ukraine. Her platform differed vastly from opponent Vivek Ramaswamy and Trump’s, which focused on an America-first agenda and shirked global entanglements.

To that effect, Haley will be using her role at Hudson to further her foreign policy goals by guiding policymakers. In a statement, the former US ambassador said, “Hudson’s work is so critical,” because the think tank “believe[s] the American people should have the facts and policymakers should have the solutions” they need. It allows her to continue working in a domain she prioritizes.

The think tank touted her work domestically and abroad as one of the key reasons it hired her. “In an era of worldwide political upheaval, she has remained a steadfast defender” and advocate, per CEO and President John P. Walters.

Haley will be in good company at Hudson. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), are members. Both, like Haley, were part of the Trump Administration. She also received the organization’s Global Leadership Award in 2018.

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