James Steinberg is dean of the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law. Prior to becoming dean in 2011, he served as deputy secretary of state, serving as the principal deputy to Secretary Clinton. From 2005 to 2008, Steinberg was dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. From 2001 to 2005, he was vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. Steinberg served as deputy national security advisor to President Clinton from 1996 to 2000. Prior to becoming deputy national security advisor that, Steinberg served as director of the State Department’s policy planning staff, and as deputy assistant secretary for analysis in the Bbureau of Intelligence and Research. Previously, Steinberg was Senator Edward Kennedy’s principal aide for the Senate Armed Services Committee and minority counsel for the, US Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee.