James B. Steinberg, vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, has been awarded the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Fellowship for fiscal year 2002. The funding will support Steinberg’s work on developing a framework for addressing the far-reaching consequences of the September 11 terrorist attacks for American security and foreign policy.
“The Friedman family’s generosity will allow Jim to expand the research of the Brookings Foreign Policy Studies program so it can continue to address the most pressing issues affecting U.S. foreign policy today,” said Michael H. Armacost, President of the Brookings Institution.
Steinberg’s fellowship comes just as he is beginning his tenure at Brookings, and is intended to allow him the time and scope for strategic thinking and planning. Before arriving in September, he was a senior adviser at the Markle Foundation, where he focused on the international dimensions of information technology. Following several senior positions at the U.S. Department of State, including director of the policy planning staff, Steinberg spent four years as deputy national security adviser to President Clinton.
His research funded by the Friedman fellowship will help shape the long-term focus of the Brookings Foreign Policy Studies program, with an emphasis on globalization, governance, and the impact of new technologies on national security.
The Stephen and Barbara Friedman Endowed Fellowships were established by Brookings trustee Stephen Friedman and his wife, Barbara. Stephen Friedman is a senior principal at MMC Capital, Inc. (Marsh & McLennan). He retired in 1994 as chairman of Goldman, Sachs & Co.
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