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Allen Weinstein

Allen Weinstein was American archivist. From 1982-1984 directed the research study which led to the creation of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

Background

  • Weinstein, Allen was born on September 1, 1937 in New York City. Son of Samuel and Sarah (Popkoff) Weinstein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, City College of New York. Master of Arts, Yale University. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1967.

    Career

    • Professor history Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1966-1981. Editorial staff The Washington Post, 1981. Executive editor, The Washington Quarterly Georgetown Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 1981—1983.

      Professor Georgetown University, 1981—1984. President Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Santa Barbara, 1984. Editor The Center Magazine, 1984.

      Professor history Boston University, 1985-1989. Founder, president The Center for Democracy, Washington, 1985—2003. Senior advisory for democratic institutions & director International Foundation for Elections Systems, since 2003.

      Archivist of the United States The National Archives & Records Administrator, 2005—2008.

    Major achievements

    • From 1982-1984 directed the research study which led to the creation of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

    Works

    • Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case
    • When the Hiss-Chambers case first burst on the scene in 1948, its main characters and events seemed more appropriate to spy fiction than to American reality.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    Executive director The Democracy Program, Washington, 1982-1983. Acting president National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, 1983-1984. Chairman education committee United States Institute Peace, Washington, 1986-2001.

    Member United States Observer delegate, February, 1986 Philippines election, co-author report. Vice chairman United States delegate United Nations Educational World Conference on Culture, 1982, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization/IPDC meeting, 1983. Chairman International IMPAC/Dublin Literature award, 1996-2003.

    Fellow Woodrow Wilson Center, National Endowment of the Humanities. Member Society of America Historians, Cosmos Club.

    Connections

    • Married Adrienne Dominguez, June 14, 1995. Children: Andrew Samuel, David Meier.
    • father: Samuel Weinstein
    • mother: Sarah (Popkoff) Weinstein
    • spouse: Adrienne Dominguez
    • children: Andrew Samuel Weinstein
    • David Meier Weinstein
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    Born September 1, 1937
    Nationality
    • 1967
      Yale University
    • 1966 - 1981
      Professor, history Smith College
      Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      executive, ational Studies
      Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      The Washington Quarterly Georgetown Center for Strategic and Intern, ational Studies
      Washington, United States
    • 1981
      editorial staff The Washington Post
    • 1981 - 1984
      professor, Georgetown University
    • 1984
      president, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
    • 1984
      editor The Center Magazine
    • 1985 - 1989
      professor, history Boston University
    • 2003
      senior, advisory for democratic institutions & director International Foundation for Elections Systems
    • 2005 - 2008
      archivist of the United States The National Archives & Records Administrator
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