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Daniel F. Feldman
Principal Deputy to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs
Term of Appointment: 07/15/2013 to present

Daniel F. Feldman is the Principal Deputy to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He previously served as a partner in the international Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") group at the law firm Foley Hoag LLP, the only CSR legal practice in the U.S. His previous government experience includes serving as Director of Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs at the National Security Council in the Clinton Administration, where he was responsible for global human rights issues, and as Counsel and Communications Adviser to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

He acted as Senior Foreign Policy and National Security Advisor to the Kerry presidential campaign in 2004, and also as communications advisor to the Gore campaign in 2000. He helped to found, and subsequently served on the board of, the National Security Network. He has been appointed a White House Fellow and a Henry Luce Scholar, and was a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and on the South African Supreme (Constitutional) Court. He is a graduate of Tufts University, Columbia Law School, and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.


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