For Immediate Release: May 14, 2001
Contact: Julie Shaw, 202-939-2211


Carnegie Adds to Leadership in Non-Proliferation Field
Former State Department Official
Lee Feinstein Joins as Visiting Scholar

Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, announced today that Lee Feinstein, former principal deputy director of the U.S. Department of State?s policy planning staff, has joined the Endowment?s Non-Proliferation Project as a visiting scholar. He will focus on national security and diplomatic issues, including non-proliferation, European security, and national missile defense.

"Non-proliferation and missile defense are critical security topics that have serious consequences," Mathews said. "Carnegie?s Non-Proliferation Project is a leader in the field. With the addition of Lee Feinstein, the project is better able to contribute to new ways of achieving safety and security in today?s world?one which still faces nuclear dangers."

Feinstein was a senior advisor to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, working on non-proliferation, strategic arms control, South Asia, State Department reform, and other diplomatic issues. He led the U.S. delegation to the UN special negotiations on trafficking in firearms, and coordinated overall U.S. diplomatic efforts in this area. Feinstein also worked on peacekeeping policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1995. Before joining the Clinton administration in February 1994, he was assistant director of the private Arms Control Association in Washington, DC.

Feinstein received a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and an M.A. in political science from the City University of New York, and is a member of the New York and Washington, DC bars. He has taught international law and politics as an adjunct professor at George Washington University?s Elliott School of International Affairs and the City University of New York. He writes and comments frequently on foreign policy and security issues.

The Non-Proliferation Project of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an internationally recognized source of information and analysis on efforts to curb the spread of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and missile delivery systems. Feinstein joins a distinguished group of non-proliferation experts including Joseph Cirincione, director of the project; Rose Gottemoeller, senior associate; and Jon Wolfsthal, associate. Through publications, conferences, and the web, the project promotes greater public awareness of these security issues and encourages effective policies to address weapons proliferation and its underlying causes. To learn more about the project and to sign up for e-mail updates and analysis, visit

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