Jonathan M. Winer has been the United States Special Envoy for Libya, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Law Enforcement, and counsel to United States Senator John Kerry. He has written and lectured widely on U.S. Middle East policy, counter-terrorism, international money laundering, illicit networks, corruption, and U.S.-Russia issues.
In 2016, Winer received the highest award granted by the Secretary of State, for “extraordinary service to the U.S. government” in avoiding the massacre of over 3,000 members of an Iranian dissident group in Iraq, and for leading U.S. policy in Libya “from a major foreign policy embarrassment to a fragile but democratic, internationally recognized government.” In 1999, he received the Department’s second highest award, for having “created the capacity of the Department and the U.S. government to deal with international crime and criminal justice as important foreign policy functions." The award stated that "the scope and significance of his achievements are virtually unprecedented for any single official."
BA from Yale University, 1976; JD from New York University School of Law, 1981
Countries of Expertise
Libya, North Africa
Isues of Expertise
U.S. Foreign Policy, Counter-terrorism, Governance, Economics and Energy, Migration