Stephen J. Del Rosso

May 13, 2011 Comments Off on Stephen J. Del Rosso

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Program Director, International Peace & Security, International Program

Stephen J. Del Rosso, Jr., brings extensive policy, academic and philanthropic experience and understanding in international relations to Carnegie Corporation of New York as director of the International Peace and Security program.

Del Rosso was recruited to Carnegie Corporation by President Vartan Gregorian from the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations where he served as director of programs for one of the country’s largest and most active international affairs forums. Del Rosso brings a strong background in foundation work having managed The Pew Charitable Trusts’ “Global Security” grantmaking program for almost six years and coordinated the foundation’s final efforts in Eastern and Central Europe. A former career diplomat, Del Rosso served nearly ten years in the Foreign Service with overseas assignments in Central America and the Caribbean during the height of U.S. engagement in the region in the mid-80’s. In Washington, he served in the operations center and on the secretariat staff of Secretary of State George P. Shultz, accompanying him on numerous overseas missions. His other state department assignments included program coordinator of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, arms control legislative management officer and director of the office of legislative operations. He also was a presidential management intern in the international affairs division of NASA, news producer at Voice of America and principal staff assistant to British Member of Parliament Sir Julian Critchley.

Del Rosso holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he was an Earhart Fellow, a diploma in international studies from the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. in English from Tufts University.

He serves as chairman of the board of the Baltic-American Partnership Fund, an independent grantmaking foundation established by USAID and the Open Society Institute, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute for Strategic Studies, Human Rights Watch Europe and Central Asia Advisory Committee, Geneva Centre for Security Policy Advisory Board, Foreign Policy Roundtable of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, American Political Science Association and International Studies Association.

Del Rosso is married to Joy Miller Del Rosso, an international school health and nutrition advisor, and has two college-age daughters; Tamara and Stephanie. He is the author of and contributor to various publications on international security and American foreign policy.

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