Stuart E. Eizenstat

Stuart E. Eizenstat

Stuart Eizenstat (born 1943) is a partner at Washington, DC law firm, Covington & Burling and senior strategist at APCO Worldwide. He is married to Frances Eizenstat, and has two sons and five grandchildren.

He received his J.D. from Harvard University in 1967. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Newell Edenfield of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to entering law school, he earned an A.B., cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

From 1977 to 1981 he was President Jimmy Carter’s Chief Domestic Policy Adviser and Executive Director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff. He was Bill Clinton's Deputy Treasury Secretary, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs and also served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the International Trade Administration (ITA) from 1996 to 1997.

He has served as the U.S. ambassador to the EU from 1993 to 1996 and as co-chairman of the European-American Business Council (EABC)

Eizenstat is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Panel Foundation.

In 2008 The Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat Distinguished Professorship in Jewish history and culture was endowed in Eizenstat's honor. [ [ UNC News - Jewish studies professorship named for Stuart Eizenstat ] ]


For his work he has received the Courage and Conscience Award from the Israeli government, the Knight Commander's Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the French Legion of Honor from the Government of France.


Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II with Forward by Elie Wiesel (2003)


External links

* [ Covington & Burling]
* [ Taking on the Unfinished Business of the Twentieth Century]
* [ APCO Worldwide]
* [ Presidential Advisory Commission on Holocaust Assets in the US]
* [ Official Website of the Global Panel Foundation]
* [ Eizenstat Report on Nazi Gold and Neutral Countries in World War II]

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