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At Johns Hopkins, Paul Weinstein Jr. is the Program Director and a senior lecturer for the MA in Public Management program.

Weinstein has taught at Johns Hopkins University since 2003, and his areas of research include fiscal policy, higher education, transportation, and government management. Weinstein has also lectured at Columbia University and Georgetown University. He is a co-author of The Art of Policy Making, currently in its second edition, and his writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, New York Newsday, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, Politico, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report. In 2008 he received an Excellence in Teaching Award from Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

A veteran of two presidential administrations, Weinstein was senior adviser to the Simpson-Bowles Commission, which President Obama created to address the nation’s mid- and long-term fiscal challenges. President Clinton appointed Weinstein as special assistant to the president and chief of staff of the White House Domestic Policy Council. Later, Weinstein became a senior adviser for policy planning for Vice President Gore. Before joining the Clinton administration, Weinstein served as a senior legislative aide to former Representative C. Thomas McMillen and Senator Albert Gore Jr.

Weinstein currently sits on the board of the Progressive Policy Institute, where he was a senior fellow and then chief operating officer between 2001 and 2008. He is senior policy adviser to IntraFi, a leading fin-tech firm based in Arlington, Virginia, and the primary author of its quarterly bank survey.

Weinstein received a Bachelor of Science in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.

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