Paul Weinstein Jr., Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
Paul Weinstein Jr. is the Director of the MA in Public Management program. A veteran of two Presidential Administrations, he was senior advisor to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles), which was created by President Obama to address the nation’s mid- and long-term fiscal challenges. Weinstein formerly served as Special Assistant to the President and chief of staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and then later as senior advisor for policy planning to the Vice President during the Clinton-Gore Administration.
From 2001 to 2008, Weinstein was chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, and chief analyst at Promontory Interfinancial Network. Mr. Weinstein has taught at The Johns Hopkins University since 2003, and has also lectured at Columbia University and Georgetown University. He is co-author of the textbook, The Art of Policy Making. His writing also has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, New York Newsday, Forbes, Investors Business Daily, and Politico among others.
Before joining the Clinton administration, Weinstein served as a legislative aide to former Representative C. Thomas McMillen (D-MD) and then-Senator Albert Gore Jr. (D-TN).