James Steinberg

University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law, Former Dean, Maxwell School of Syracuse University; Former Deputy Secretary of State

James Steinberg is University Professor of Social Science, International Affairs, and Law at Syracuse University, where he was dean of the Maxwell School from 2011 to June 2016. Steinberg was previously principal deputy secretary of state for Hillary Clinton, dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, vice president and foreign policy studies director at Brookings Institution, President Clinton’s deputy national security advisor, director of the State Department’s policy planning staff, and deputy assistant secretary for analysis in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He co-authored Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: US-China Relations in the 21st Century and Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power.

Videos/Audio of James Steinberg

How do we deal with arms races with China? How do we tackle missile defense with Russia? What kind of military do we... See more
Technology continues to transform military capabilities. Rather than a revolution of military affairs, the US military... See more
Pakistan has been called the most dangerous place in the world, the epicenter of terrorism, and a not yet failing state... See more
Leaders and experts discuss the United States and its relationship with Latin America. See more
James Steinberg and David Sanger discuss "Our Nuclear Future: Global Strategies and Regional Threats" See more
Former secretaries of state, Madeleine Albright and James A. Baker III and the current US Deputy Secretary of State,... See more