Jeremy Weinstein is an associate professor of political science at Stanford University, where he is also senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Ford-Dorsey director of African studies, and an affiliated faculty member at CISAC. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, Weinstein served as deputy ambassador at the United States Mission to the United Nations office in Washington, D.C., between 2013 and 2015. Prior to that, he served as director for development and democracy on the National Security Council staff at the White House between 2009 and 2011. Weinstein helped develop President Obama’s Policy Directive on Global Development and efforts to reform and strengthen USAID, promote economic growth, and increase the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance. He also led efforts to develop a robust international anticorruption agenda and helped formulate the administration’s policy response to the Arab Spring.
Weinstein’s research focuses on civil wars and political violence; ethnic politics and the political economy of development; and democracy, accountability, and political change. He is the author of Inside Rebellion: The Politics of Insurgent Violence (Cambridge University Press), which received the William Riker Prize for the best book on political economy.
He has published articles in numerous publications including, the American Political Science Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the SAIS Review.
Weinstein received the International Studies Association’s Karl Deutsch Award in 2013 and the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford in 2007.
Weinstein obtained a BA with high honors from Swarthmore College, and an MA and PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.