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Monday, October 26, 2009

State Department’s James Steinberg ’78 To Give Dean’s Lecture Nov. 2

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On Monday, November 2, U. S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg ’78 will deliver a Dean’s Lecture at Yale Law School. The lecture is titled, "Law and Foreign Policy Challenges." It begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and is open to the public.

Steinberg is the Deputy Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State, serving as the principal Deputy to Secretary Hillary Clinton ’73. Prior to his appointment in the Obama Administration, he served as dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, deputy national security advisor to President Bill Clinton ’73, and director of the policy planning staff at the U.S. Department of State. He has also been a senior analyst at RAND in Santa Monica, California, and a senior fellow for U.S. Strategic Policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

He is the author of and contributor to numerous books and articles on foreign policy and national security topics, including Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Power, Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007, and An Ever Closer Union: European Integration and Its Implications for the Future of U.S.-European Relations.

He holds a B.A. from Harvard and a J.D. from Yale Law School.