Jeremy Weinstein

Faculty Director

Jeremy Weinstein is the faculty director of Stanford Impact Labs. He created Stanford Impact Labs to catalyze new partnerships between leading researchers and expert practitioners with the goal of generating innovative policies, programs, and interventions to meaningfully address important social problems.

Jeremy is Professor of Political Science, Fisher Family Director of Stanford Global Studies, and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. He also is faculty co-director of the Immigration Policy Lab and the Data for Development Initiative. He is an award-winning researcher and teacher, with expertise on civil wars and political violence; the political economy of development; democracy and accountability; and migration.

Jeremy has worked at the highest levels of the United States government on major foreign policy and national security challenges. Most recently, between 2013 and 2015, he served as the deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and before that as the chief of staff at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. As deputy, he was a standing member of the National Security Council Deputies’ Committee, the sub-cabinet policy committee with primary responsibility for advising the National Security Council, the Cabinet, and the President on the full range of foreign policy issues, including global counterterrorism, nonproliferation, U.S. policy in the Middle East, the strategic rebalance to Asia, cyber threats, and other issues.

Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Swarthmore College, and a master’s degree and PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on a number of non-profit boards and advisory groups. When he’s not living and breathing politics, Jeremy is an avid sports enthusiast, cheerleader-in-chief for his kids’ baseball and basketball teams, and connoisseur of the latest in pop culture.

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Blog Posts

Stanford Impact Labs launched in 2019. Founder Jeremy Weinstein explains why new investments and a new approach are needed to make progress on social problems.

What is Stanford Impact Labs?

Stanford Impact Labs is a transformational…