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Steven Feldstein
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Steven Feldstein is a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). He is responsible for DRL’s work in Africa, international labor affairs, and international religious freedom. Previously, he served as the Director of the Office of Policy in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and was responsible for guiding strategic planning and operations, providing high-level policy direction on emerging issues and priority areas, and shaping USAID’s policy leadership in the development community. He has also served as Counsel on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee under former Chairmen John Kerry and Joseph Biden, and has worked at the State Department as an advisor to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. He has spent time in the field working for the International Rescue Committee in Rwanda and Croatia. He received his J.D. from Berkeley School of Law and his A.B. from Princeton University. He was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Growing Pains in Emerging States: What to Make of Mass Demonstrations in Turkey and Brazil?

(13) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 11:18 AM

For nine years, I've visited the same Turkish tailor in Washington, D.C. We've developed a comfortable rapport that spans work (too much of it), weekend activities (not enough time), relationships (when's the wedding?), and the weather. Last week, while getting a suit resized, our conversation veered in an unexpected direction....

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America's Foreign Policy in a Changing World (It's the End of the World As We Know It)

(31) Comments | Posted February 10, 2013 | 2:57 PM

Secretary Clinton's departure from Foggy Bottom last week prompted the foreign policy community to partake in what's become a regular transition tradition: debating America's role in the world and offering up a rash of "grand strategies" to influence policy. It's undeniable that we are facing a pivotal moment...

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