James B. Steinberg

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James B. Steinberg has served as Vice President and Director of the Foreign Affairs Program at the Brookings Institution since September 1, 2001, following one year at the Markle Foundation.[1]

Steinberg held senior positions in the William Jefferson Clinton administration: Deputy National Security Advisor to the President (1996-2000); Director of the State Department's Policy Planning Staff (1994-1996); and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research (1993-1994).[2]

Prior to his time at the State Department, Steinberg was a Senior Analyst at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA (1989-1993) and a Senior Fellow for U.S. Strategic Policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London (1985-1987).[3]

He also served as Senator Edward M. Kennedy's principal aide for the Senate Armed Services Committee (1983-1985); Minority Counsel, U.S. Senate Labor and Human Services Committee (1981-1983); Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General (Civil Division) (1979-1980); Law Clerk to Judge David L. Bazelon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1978-1979); and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1977).[4]

Steinberg serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the International Advisory Board for the International Programs Committee of the Governing Board of the National Research Council, and the President's Council on International Activities of Yale University.[5]

Steinberg received his B.A. from Harvard (1973) and a J.D. degree from Yale School of Law (1978).[6]