Ambassador Feinstein has been with McLarty Associates as a Senior Advisor focused on issues in Poland and Eastern Europe for several years, concurrent with his position as founding Dean and Professor of International Studies at the Hamilton Lugar School (HLS) at Indiana University Bloomington.
Over the past twenty years, Ambassador Feinstein has held a number of senior positions at the Departments of State and Defense, and on the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, including most recently as US Ambassador to Poland. He also served as Principal Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Staff. He has worked as a policy scholar at the nation’s leading think tanks, including as Deputy Director of Studies and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
As US Ambassador to Poland, Feinstein signed an agreement to establish a US Air Force Aviation Detachment, the first continuous presence of US forces in the country, and was awarded the Commander’s Cross of Merit with Star for his service by the Polish President.
Feinstein was appointed to the board of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum by President Obama, serving until January 2021, and currently serves as Vice-Chair of its Committee on Conscience. Feinstein is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the board of NAFSA, the non-profit organization that promotes international education.
Feinstein earned his JD from Georgetown University, his MA in political science from the City University of New York, and his AB from Vassar College.