Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholar
A.B., Vassar College
M.A., City University of New York
J.D., Georgetown University
Intervention and Sovereignty: Contemporary Issues in International and National Security Law
Lee A. Feinstein has joined the Georgia Law faculty for the fall of 2013 as a Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholar teaching Intervention & Sovereignty: Current Issues in International & National Security Law.
Feinstein comes to UGA after serving as the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Poland, a position he held from September 2009 to October 2012. Feinstein has served one secretary of defense and two secretaries of state, including as principal deputy director of the policy planning staff and senior adviser in the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
Other positions he has held include: visiting fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution (where he co-authored Means to an End: U.S. Interest and the International Criminal Court), deputy director of studies and a senior fellow for foreign policy and international law at the Council on Foreign Relations, and special assistant for peacekeeping and peace enforcement policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has also been a foreign policy adviser for multiple presidential candidates.
A frequent lecturer and commentator domestically and internationally, Feinstein has taught at George Washington University, where he led a course on sovereignty and the use of force and a course on U.S. arms control and nonproliferation policy, and at the City University of New York, where he taught American government.
Feinstein earned his bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, his master’s in political science from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and his law degree from Georgetown University, where he graduated cum laude. He studied Russian language at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow and speaks Russian and Polish.
The Sanders Political Leadership Scholar position is named for Georgia's 74th Governor and Georgia Law alumnus, Carl E. Sanders. It was created so law students could learn from individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in politics or other forms of public service.
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