Jeremy Weinstein has worked at the highest levels of government on major foreign policy and national security challenges, engaging in both global diplomacy and national policy-making.
Between 2013 and 2015, Weinstein served as the Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and before that as the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. As Deputy, Weinstein was a standing member of the National Security Council Deputies’ Committee – the sub-cabinet policy committee with primary responsibility for advising the National Security Council, the Cabinet, and the President on the full range of foreign policy issues, including global counterterrorism, nonproliferation, U.S. policy in the Middle East, the strategic rebalance to Asia, and cyber threats, among a wide variety of other issues.
During President Barack Obama’s first term, he served as Director for Development and Democracy on the National Security Council staff at the White House between 2009 and 2011. In this capacity he played a key role in the National Security Council’s work on global development, democracy and human rights, and anti-corruption, with a global portfolio. He was deeply involved in the design and launch of the Open Government Partnership, a partnership of 78 governments and civil society organizations working to ensure that governments deliver better for citizens.
Jeremy has also served as a foreign policy advisor and member of the transition team for multiple presidential campaigns, including those of President Joseph R. Biden (2020) and Barack Obama (2008).
Jeremy remains a non-resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC where he has been engaged in important research and advocacy efforts over many years. He began his work there in 2003 as Project Director of the Commission on Weak States and National Security which produced On the Brink: Weak States and U.S. National Security. More recently, he led a multi-sectoral working group on innovative finance for refugee settlement, which launched its report – Using Innovative Finance to Increase Refugee Resettlement – in 2020.