Ted Piccone is a recognized expert on global democracy and human rights policies, emerging powers, multilateral affairs, and U.S.-Latin American relations. He currently is the World Justice Project’s Chief Engagement Officer and serves as a nonresident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution specializing in international order and strategy and Latin America.
In 2017-18, he was the inaugural Brookings-Robert Bosch Stiftung Transatlantic Initiative fellow in Berlin. Previously, he served as the Foreign Policy program’s acting vice president and deputy director and held the Charles W. Robinson Chair. Piccone is the author or editor of multiple publications on international affairs, including books on Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order and Catalysts for Change: How the UN’s Independent Experts Promote Human Rights.
Piccone served eight years as a foreign policy advisor in the Clinton administration at the National Security Council, the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning, and the Pentagon. He was also the Washington office director for the Club of Madrid and continues as an advisor. He holds degrees with honors from Columbia University’s Law School and the University of Pennsylvania and has taught international human rights law at American University’s Washington College of Law.