Mr. Lee Feinstein

Former  Visiting Scholar
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Lee Feinstein, former principal deputy director of the U.S. Department of State’s policy planning staff, joined the Carnegie Endowment’s Non-Proliferation Project as a visiting scholar in April 2001. He focused on national security and diplomatic issues, including non-proliferation, European security, and national missile defense.

Mr. 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. He 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.

Mr. 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.

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