M.A. Alumnus Appointed by President Obama to Holocaust Memorial Council

Lee A. Feinstein (M.A. ’97, Political Science), who has served in high-level positions in foreign affairs and diplomacy for more than two decades, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the council of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Feinstein, the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Poland from 2009 to 2012, is the founding dean of Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies.

A noted scholar-practitioner, he was national security director to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton during her 2008 presidential campaign and then served as a senior foreign policy advisor to President Obama during the general election.
He was also principal deputy director of policy planning to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, as well as senior advisor on peacekeeping policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
An international lawyer, Feinstein is an authority on "The Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) and authored the Council on Foreign Relations report “Darfur and Beyond: What Is Needed to Prevent Mass Atrocities,” which was featured in the Emmy Award-winning "Crisis Guide-Darfur."
The co-author of Means to an End: U.S. Interest and the International Criminal Court (Brookings, 2009), Feinstein has also written numerous articles, book chapters, and op-eds, and is a frequent commentator for the national and international media.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is the nation’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., it provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.

Submitted on: DEC 8, 2016

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