Weinstein heads to Washington

JEREMY M. WEINSTEIN, an associate professor of political science, has been appointed director for democracy at the National Security Council. Weinstein, who is on leave from Stanford, is a faculty member at FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. His academic research focuses on Africa, civil wars, ethnic politics and the political economy of development. Weinstein follows four other FSI scholars to the Obama administration. Political Science Professor MICHAEL MCFAUL and ELIZABETH SHERWOOD-RANDALL, a former senior research scholar at CISAC, also work at the NSC. Law Professor MARIANO-FLORENTINO CUELLAR serves on the White House Domestic Policy Council, and PAUL STOCKTON, a former CISAC senior research scholar, is an assistant secretary of defense.