Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Andrew J. Shapiro, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Neither Israel’s future as a Jewish, democratic state nor the legitimate aspirations of Palestinians can be secured without a negotiated two-state solution.”

“Ensuring Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge,” Remarks to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Nov. 4, 2011 transcript available at www.state.gov

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-Founder and Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies LLC, 2013-present
  • Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, US Department of State, 2009-2013
  • Senior Defense and Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton, 2001-2009
  • Briefing Book Director, Joseph I. Lieberman’s Vice-Presidential Campaign, 2000
  • Former Counsel, International Competition Policy Advisory Committee, Department of Justice
  • Former Associate Attorney, Covington and Burling
  • Former Research Assistant, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, International Institute of Strategic Studies
Education:
  • Combined MA/JD, International Affairs, Columbia University, 1994
  • BA, cum laude, Diplomatic History, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
Other:
  • Recipient, Department of State’s Distinguished Honor Award
  • Recipient, Gold Star Wives of America Appreciation Award
  • Recipient, National Guard Association’s Patrick Henry Award
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Continue to Receive Aid from the United States?