INSCT Distinguished Policy Advisors

Montgomery Meigs

Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs (Ret.)

During a 35-year career in the US Army, Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs, US Army (Ret.) served as Commander, US Army Europe (1998-2002). For the first year of that assignment, he also served as Commander of SFOR, NATO’s peacekeeping force in Bosnia. He also led the 1st Infantry Division in its deployment, enforcing the Dayton Treaty in Bosnia (1996-1997). In addition, he was Commander of the US Army Combined Arms Center and Commandant of the Army’s Staff College (1997-1998). He also commanded the Iron Brigade of the 1st Armored Division in Operation Desert Storm and served as a Senior Strategic Planner for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon (1987-1990) with responsibility for the National War Plan. His decorations include the US Department of Defense’s Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the Bronze Star with “V” Device, and the Purple Heart …

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Following his retirement in 2003, Meigs was Tom Slick Visiting Professor of World Peace at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin; he served as the Louis A. Bantle Chair of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University; and he was a Visiting Professor at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he taught courses on defense challenges in the 21st century and American strategic practice and conducted research on decision making in national security and on the process of disruptive technological innovation in defense affairs.

From 2006 to 2008, Meigs was Director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he assisted combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan in countering improvised explosive devices. He was Business Executives for National Security President and CEO in from 2010 to 2013.

He is the author of Slide Rules and Submarines: American Scientists and Subsurface Warfare in World War II (National Defense University Press, 2002), and he has written numerous articles and editorials on military operations and strategy. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his bachelor’s degree from the US Military Academy and a Ph.D. and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 James B Steinberg

Dean James B. Steinberg

James B. Steinberg became the ninth Dean of the Maxwell School on July 1, 2011. He also holds the title of University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law.Steinberg is an internationally recognized expert in public affairs and foreign policy, most recently serving as US Deputy Secretary of State under former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Prior to his appointment in the President Barack Obama administration, he served as Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs (2006-2009) and as Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC (2001-2005) …

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From 1996-2000, Steinberg served as Deputy National Security Advisor to President Bill Clinton. During that period, he also served as the president’s personal representative to the 1998 and 1999 G-8 summits. Before becoming Deputy National Security Advisor, he was Director of the US Department of State’s policy planning staff and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Analysis in the US Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before joining the state department, he was a Senior Analyst at RAND and a Senior Fellow for US Strategic Policy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. From 1983 to 1985, Steinberg served as Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Principal Aide for the Armed Services Committee, and from 1981 to 1983, he was Minority Counsel for the US Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. Previously, he was a Special Assistant to the US Assistant Attorney General (Civil Division); law clerk to Judge David Bazelon, US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit; and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.Steinberg is the author of and contributor to numerous books and articles on foreign policy and national security topics, including Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power (Brookings Institution Press, 2008); Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007 (Brookings Institution Press, 2006); and An Ever Closer Union: European Integration and Its Implications for the Future of US-European Relations (RAND, 1993).

 Mitchel B Wallerstein

Mitchel B. Wallerstein

Dr. Mitchel B. Wallerstein became the President of Baruch College, City University of New York in August 2010. Before this appointment, Wallerstein was Dean of Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, from 2003-2010, where he also held an appointment as professor of Political Science and Public Administration.Before joining the Maxwell School, Wallerstein was Vice President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, IL, one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations. From 1998 to 2003, he directed the foundation’s Program on Global Security and Sustainability, which provides more than $85 million in grants each year for initiatives in international peace and security, conservation and sustainable development, population and reproductive health, human rights, and issues related to globalization …

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In 1993, Wallerstein was appointed by President Bill Clinton as US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counterproliferation Policy and as Senior Defense Representative for US Trade Security Policy. During his five-year tenure in the US Department of Defense, he examined nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons proliferation issues, and he helped to found—and subsequently he co-chaired—the Senior Defense Group on Proliferation at the NATO. In January 1997, then-US Secretary of Defense William J. Perry awarded Wallerstein the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, and he subsequently received the Bronze Palm to that award in April 1998 from Secretary William Cohen.Before his government service, Wallerstein was the Deputy Executive Officer of the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering. The Academies are congressionally chartered, non-profit organizations that advise the government on policy matters involving science and technology. While at the NRC, he directed a series of highly acclaimed studies on science, technology, and national security.In addition to his seven years on the faculty of Syracuse University, Wallerstein’s academic career has included a term as Distinguished Research Professor at the National Defense University in Washington, DC and five years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as appointments at Holy Cross College, the Elliott School of George Washington University, the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Wallerstein is the Past President of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. The author of numerous books, articles, monographs, and research studies, he holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Political Science from MIT, a Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.



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