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Steven Feldstein
Works at US Agency for International Development
Attended Boalt Hall
Lives in Washington, DC
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Education
  • Boalt Hall
    JD/Law, 2001 - 2004
    BERKELEY LAW – BOALT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Publications: Applying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: A Case Study of Henry Kissinger, 92 CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 1663 (2004). Activities: CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW (member); Boalt Hall Human Rights Student Board (co-chair).
  • Princeton University
    Politics, 1996 - 2000
    B.A., magna cum laude in Politics Distinctions: Princeton in Africa 12-Month Fellowship (July 2000-01); Caroline M. Picard Class of 1986 Prize in Politics; Edwin F. Ferris Class of 1899 Journalism Grant.
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Occupation
Director of the Office of Policy, U.S. Agency for International Development
Skills
Foreign policy, strategic communications, partnerships, international economic issues, multilateral, international development
Employment
  • US Agency for International Development
    Director, Office of Policy, 11 - present
    Responsible for managing and overseeing USAID’s policy office, based in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, as a political appointee under President Obama’s administration. Key responsibilities in leading the 20-person office: • Coordinate and drive Agency policy decisions in priority areas, including: post-2015 Millennium Development Goals agenda, National Security Strategy, QDDR, Middle East strategic approaches, resilience, eliminating extreme poverty, democracy & governance, engagement with emerging states, urbanization, countering violent extremism. • Develop evidence-based policies and strategies to shape operations and advance USAID’s leadership in the international development community. • Develop and implement a strategic action agenda with interagency partners (White House, State Department, Treasury) on critical foreign policy and development priorities. • Actively collaborate with international donors (UN agencies, World Bank, UK-DFID) and external stakeholders on key issues: post-2015 MDG agenda, Rio+20 Summit, high-level UN General Assembly meetings.
  • U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    Counsel, 5 - 11
    Responsible for managing and overseeing USAID’s policy office, based in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, as a political appointee under President Obama’s administration. Key responsibilities in leading the 20-person office: • Coordinate and drive Agency policy decisions in priority areas, including: post-2015 Millennium Development Goals agenda, National Security Strategy, QDDR, Middle East strategic approaches, resilience, eliminating extreme poverty, democracy & governance, engagement with emerging states, urbanization, countering violent extremism. • Develop evidence-based policies and strategies to shape operations and advance USAID’s leadership in the international development community. • Develop and implement a strategic action agenda with interagency partners (White House, State Department, Treasury) on critical foreign policy and development priorities. • Actively collaborate with international donors (UN agencies, World Bank, UK-DFID) and external stakeholders on key issues: post-2015 MDG agenda, Rio+20 Summit, high-level UN General Assembly meetings.
  • U.S. Department of State
    Special Assistant, Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, 12 - 5
    Provided substantive policy, programmatic and strategic communications advice on issues related to the United Nations, international financial institutions, and international development; coordinated the Under Secretary’s participation on the 2007 UN High-Level Panel for System-Wide Coherence, including managing negotiations, compiling strategic position papers, and organizing the overall U.S. approach.
  • US Agency for International Development
    Special Projects Advisor, 9 - 12
    Based in the former Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination and worked directly with former USAID Administrator Andrew S. Natsios on a variety of high-profile policy projects and communications initiatives, including the Nine Principles of Reconstruction and Development (published in Parameters, Fall 2005).
  • American University
    Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, 8 - 1
    Serve on the faculty of the School of International Service at American University; oversaw a seminar on terrorism and the constitution.
  • International Rescue Committee
    Princeton-in-Africa Fellow, 7 - 8
    Spent one year working in Kigali for the Rwanda program assisting with program design and management. Subsequently, served as the lead writer in Croatia for $6 million civil society grant proposal to USAID.
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