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Steven Feldstein

Photo of Steven FeldsteinSteven Feldstein is an Associate Professor and holder of the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program. Previously, he served as a deputy assistant secretary in the bureau of democracy, human rights and labor at the Department of State, and the director of the office of policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has also served as counsel on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee under Chairmen Joseph Biden and John Kerry. He earned a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law and a B.A. from Princeton University. His research interests include U.S. foreign policy, national security and counterterrorism, international politics, and democracy and human rights. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, World Politics Review and The Hill.

Recent Works by Steven Feldstein

Hybrid Repression Online and Offline in China: Foretelling the Human Rights Struggle to Come?
Steven Feldstein, National Endowment for Democracy’s Power 3.0 blog

Trump’s War on Terror
By Steven Feldstein and Saskia Brechenmacher, The National Interest

How U.S. Policies Are Worsening the Global Refugee Crisis
By Steven Feldstein, The Blue Review

New Data About Airstrikes During Trump’s First 10 Months in Office Should Sound Alarm Bells
By Steven Feldstein, Newsweek

Can Brownback Be the Credible Face of America’s Promotion of Religious Freedom?
By Steven Feldstein, World Politics Review

A question for our times: What would Frank Church do?
By Steven Feldstein, Idaho Statesman

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Steven Feldstein
Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs
Associate Professor, School of Public Service