Jeffrey Laurenti served from 1978 to 1984 as executive director of the New Jersey Senate under Senate President Joseph Merlino of Mercer County, for whom he had previously worked as a legislative aide. He was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1986 and senior issues adviser to the Mondale/Ferraro campaign in 1984. He was executive director of policy studies at the United Nations Association of the United States until 2003, serving as deputy director of their United Nations and Global Security initiative. Currently, he is senior fellow and director of foreign policy programs at The Century Foundation in New York City, as well as serving as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the coeditor of Breaking the Nuclear Impasse: New Prospects for Security against Weapons Threats (The Century Foundation Press, 2007) and Power and Superpower: Global Leadership and Exceptionalism in the 21st Century (The Century Foundation Press and the Center for American Progress, 2007). He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded a B.A. degree magna cum laude in government from Harvard University, and earned his masters in public affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Interview on December 13, 2006 – Transcript available here (pdf)
Interview on February 17, 2007 – Transcript available here (pdf)
Interview on July 12, 2007 – Transcript available here (pdf)
Interview on December 9, 2010 – Transcript available here (pdf)