Edward Wittenstein

Edward Wittenstein's picture
Director, International Relations & Leadership Programs; Lecturer, Jackson Institute

Edward (“Ted”) Wittenstein is the Deputy Director for Leadership Programs at the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and the Executive Director of Yale’s Johnson Center for the Study of American Diplomacy. From 2011 to 2019, Ted served as the Director of International Relations & Leadership Programs for Yale’s Office of International Affairs, where he worked in partnership with faculty, deans, and other key university administrators to advance a wide range of Yale initiatives around the world. Ted is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, who previously worked as Special Assistant to former Yale President Richard Levin and as Director of Special Projects for Vice President Linda Lorimer. Before returning to work for Yale, Ted held a variety of national security positions at the Department of Defense, Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of State.