Jeff Goldstein is the senior policy advisor for Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for providing advocacy support for the organization’s programs in the former Soviet Union.
Prior to joining Open Society, Goldstein was senior program manager for Central Asia and the Caucasus at Freedom House. Goldstein is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service and served in Moscow, Seoul, Tallinn, and Warsaw. He has held several positions in Washington, D.C. During his career, Goldstein played a significant role in human rights promotion. In Warsaw, he served as the U.S. Embassy liaison to the Solidarity Movement from 1983 to 1985. In Korea, he served as the embassy officer responsible for working with the political opposition and student and labor movements during the period of rapid democratization from 1987 to 1991.
Goldstein also served on U.S. teams negotiating with North Korea on nuclear proliferation issues, and 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.