Home
Ted Piccone
Ted_PicconeTed Piccone is a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and holds the Charles W. Robinson Chair. In 2017-18, he served as the inaugural fellow of the Brookings-Robert Bosch Foundation Transatlantic Initiative in Berlin. His research includes a focus on global democracy and human rights policies, emerging powers, and multilateral affairs. Piccone is the author of "Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order".

Piccone served eight years as a senior foreign policy advisor in the Clinton administration, including on the National Security Council staff, at the State Department's Office of Policy Planning and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. From 2001 to 2008, Piccone was the Executive Director of the Democracy Coalition Project, an organization promoting international cooperation for democracy and human rights. He was also the Washington office director for the Club of Madrid, an association of over 100 former world leaders seeking to strengthen democracy.

Piccone has authored or edited multiple volumes and articles on foreign policy, Latin America and human rights. His book, "Catalysts for Change: How the UN’s Independent Experts Promote Human Rights", analyzes the effectiveness of this system and recommends ways to strengthen it. He is an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law.

Piccone received a law degree from Columbia University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, and a bachelor's in history from the University of Pennsylvania.