John C. Whitehead Visiting Fellow in International Diplomacy in the Foreign Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
James N. Mattis Distinguished Visitor - Class of Spring 2023
Jeffrey Feltman is the John C. Whitehead Visiting Fellow in International Diplomacy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow at the UN Foundation. He is a member of the board of advisers to the Dialogue Advisory Group, a member of the advisory council of the Berghof Foundation, and a senior advisor to the European Institute of Peace. Feltman also sits on the board of governors of the Middle East Institute and serves on the board of directors of the American Academy of Diplomacy.
Feltman was appointed as the first US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, a position he held from April 2021 until January 2022. From July 2012 until his April 2018 retirement, he served as United Nations Under Secretary General for Political Affairs. From 2009 until 2012, he was the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs. Prior to his 2004-2008 tenure as US ambassador to Lebanon, he served as a US diplomat in Erbil, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Tunis, Amman, Budapest, and Port-au-Prince.
Feltman has an MA in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in history and art from Ball State University.