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Mr Stephen Del Rosso
Position(s) Program Director, International Peace and Security, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Mr Stephen Del Rosso is an Associate Fellow within the Global Fellowship Initiative of the GCSP. Stephen Del Rosso is Director of International Peace and Security at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, where his work focuses on a range of issues including peacebuilding, nuclear security, the Arab region, U.S. relations with China, and bridging the gap between academic research and policymaking.

He was Director of Programs at the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations from 1996-99, and managed The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Global Security Program for almost six years.

A former career diplomat, Del Rosso served nearly ten years in the U.S. Foreign Service with overseas assignments in Central America and the Caribbean. His Washington assignments included tours in the Operations Center and on the Executive Secretariat staff of Secretary of State George Shultz, where he was responsible for the East Asia and Pacific portfolio and was a participant in the Secretary of State’s Middle East “Shuttle Diplomacy.” While at the Department of State, he also served as Program Coordinator (on detail) of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Arms Control Legislative Management Officer, and Director of the Office of Legislative Management.

Previously, he was a Presidential Management Fellow in the international affairs division at NASA, news producer for the Voice of America, and staff assistant to British Member of Parliament, Julian Critchley.

Del Rosso holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania; a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he was an Earhart Fellow; a diploma in international studies from the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins SAIS; and a B.A. from Tufts University.

He serves on several not-for-profit boards and is a member of various international affairs-related membership organizations. His writings on an array of subjects have appeared in a wide range of publications.