Theodore Piccone



Ted Piccone is a senior fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings Institution. He specializes on global democracy and human rights policies; U.S.-Latin American relations, including Cuba; emerging powers; and multilateral affairs. Prior to joining Brookings, he served eight years as a senior foreign policy advisor in the Clinton administration. Piccone was also the Executive Director and co-founder of the Democracy Coalition Project, a nongovernmental organization that conducts research and advocacy relating to democracy promotion policies at the national, regional and global levels.From 1992 to 1993, Ted Piccone served as a counsel for the United Nations Truth Commission in El Salvador. In addition, he has authored or edited multiple volumes and articles on foreign policy, Latin America and human rights.

He holds a Law Degree from Columbia University, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, and a B.A. in history magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.



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Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania