“Smart Power” author to the State Department

Via Laura Rozen (be sure to visit her new diggs at Politico after Labor Day) Human Rights Watch COO, “Smart Power” author….and UN Dispatch contributor Suzanne Nossel will become the deputy assistant secretary of state for international organizations.  From Laura:

Among Nossel’s initial tasks will be helping shepherd U.S. goals at the United Nations General Assembly opening session next month, around which time several Obama administration foreign policy initiatives — including its Middle East peace plan vision or parameters — are expected to be announced.

We wish her the best in her new post!