U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has chosen former Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to serve on the State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. A Department news release says that the board, established in 2011, “has provided independent advice on the conduct of U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, consistent with each Secretary of State and administration’s evolving priorities for it” and that the 19-member board “will focus on the issues of increasing importance to the lives and livelihoods of Americans in the decade ahead, including cybersecurity and emerging technologies, climate and energy, international economics, global health, and strategic competition with the People’s Republic of China.”

Cuéllar, who left the court eight months ago to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has written about artificial intelligence (see, e.g., here and here).