Jeff Goldstein is the senior policy analyst for Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations. Based in Washington, D.C., he is responsible for providing advocacy support for the organization’s programs in the former Soviet Union and Mongolia.
Prior to working at the Foundations, Goldstein was senior program manager for Central Asia and the Caucasus at Freedom House. In this capacity he sought to improve human rights through legislation and policy protections.
Goldstein, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, served in the American embassies in Warsaw, Seoul, Moscow, and Tallinn, and in several positions in Washington D.C. Throughout his tenure, Goldstein has played a significant role in human rights promotion. He served as the U.S. Embassy liaison to the Solidarity Movement during the latter stages of Martial Law in Poland, and as the embassy officer responsible for working with the political opposition, student and labor movements in Korea during a period of rapid democratization.
Goldstein also has a background in conflict resolution, having served on U.S. teams negotiating with North Korea on nuclear and missile proliferation issues, and also as Deputy to the U.S. Special Envoy working to help resolve “frozen conflicts” in the Caucasus and Moldova. He received his MA in international relations from Yale University and a BA in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.