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consultant , Political scientist , writer

Jay B. Winik, American Writer, political scientist, consultant. Grantee United States Institute Peace, 1987; fellow Bradley Foundation. Fellow Center for Strategic and International Studies (adjunct); member Council onFgn. Rels. (term member).


Winik, Jay B. was born on February 8, 1957 in New Haven. Son of Herbert Edward Winik and Marilyn Joan (Fishman) Abrams.


Bachelor in Psychology cum laude, Yale University, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Yale University, 1993. Master of Science in International Relations with distinction, London School of Economics, 1981.


Arms control consultant, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1983;chief speechwriter, Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu, New York City, 1984;senior professional staff member, House Committee on Armed Superior vena cava syndrome, Washington, 1985-1988;visiting fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 1988;deputy executive director, Defense Secretary's Commision on Base Realignment and Closure, Washington, 1988;legislation assistant for defense and foreign policy, Office of Sen. Charls S. Robb & Senate Committee on Foreign Rels., Washington, 1989-1991;senior fellow School Public Affairs, U. Maryland., College Park, since 1991. Advisor to Secretary Defense, 1993.

Principal advisor for defense and foreign policy, 1986 policy commission Democratic National Committee. Associate staff member select com to investigate covert arms transactions with Iran, 1987.



Fellow Center for Strategic and International Studies (adjunct). Member Council onFgn. Rels. (term member).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.


Married Lyric Wallwork, November 17, 1991.

Herbert Edward Winik Abrams

Marilyn Joan (Fishman) Abrams

Lyric Wallwork