The Rt. Hon. David Miliband MP
Distinguished Senior Fellow
David Miliband is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at American Progress, where his work focuses on foreign and security policy, global competitiveness, and oceans and coastal communities. Miliband is the former British foreign secretary and will be based in the United Kingdom where he remains a British Labour Party politician, currently serving his constituents in South Shields as a member of Parliament.
Miliband has held several offices in the British Cabinet. In May 2005 David became minister of state for communities and local government where he created the idea of city regions. He then acted as secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, where he spearheaded the Climate Change Bill, which set the world’s first legally binding framework for cutting emissions. From 2007 to 2010 Miliband served as secretary of state for foreign and commonwealth affairs, the youngest foreign secretary in 30 years. As foreign secretary, Miliband stood up for human rights, advanced British interests in Europe, and established a clear British voice on the key global conflicts of the day.
Prior to being elected a member of Parliament, Miliband worked as head of policy for Tony Blair, working on the policies that would help Labour into government. He helped found the Center for European Reform and edited two books—Reinventing the Left and Paying for Inequality.
Miliband is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his master’s degree. He also studied philosophy and economics at Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford.