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About Steven J. Feldstein

Steven Feldstein is an Associate Professor and holder of the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program. Previously, he served as a deputy assistant secretary in the bureau of democracy, human rights and labor at the U.S. Department of State, and the director of the office of policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has also served as counsel on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His research interests include U.S. foreign policy, counterterrorism, technology, democracy and human rights. His articles and commentary have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, National Endowment for Democracy, Carnegie Endowment, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, World Politics Review, The Hill, and The Conversation.

Positions

2017 - Present Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of Public Policy and Administration
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2014 - 2017 Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State ‐ Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
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2015 - 2016 Consultant Advisor, University of Notre Dame
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2011 - 2014 Director of Policy, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
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2007 - 2011 Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
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2010 Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, American University School of International Service
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2005 - 2007 Special Assistant, Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, Board of Directors, IHC Global
2013 - 2016 Member, Board of Directors, Society for International Development - DC Chapter
2010 - 2015 Term member, Council on Foreign Relations
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Honors and Awards

  • 2000-01 - Princeton-in-Africa Fellow, International Rescue Committee
  • 2004-06 - Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • 2007 - Brookings Institution LEGIS Congressional Fellowship

Education

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May 2004 Juris Doctorate, University of California ‐ Berkeley School of Law
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May 2000 B.A. - Politics, Magna cum laude, Princeton University
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Peer-Reviewed Articles (9)

Technical Reports (1)

Presentations (1)