Eric Lief joined Stimson in March 2008, after two years as a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He had previously served in a variety of US Government and UN capacities, most recently as a senior planning officer in the State Department’s Office of Strategic Planning, from 2003 to 2005. Lief was a senior advisor with the UN Joint Program on HIV/AIDS in Geneva from 2001 to 2003. A specialist in public and international assistance financing, he had earlier served on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff from 1999-2001.
From 1989 to 1995, Lief worked in a variety of US Congressional staff capacities, lastly with the House Foreign Affairs Committee staff. As a Foreign Service Officer, Lief held positions abroad in Southeast Asia and South America, and in Washington, DC. Prior to his entry into US diplomatic service, he was a scientific attaché with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
Lief has a BA from the University of Miami, and an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
“Funding Food Security – A Financial Lens on the L’Aquila G8” (Stimson, 2009).
“Financing the Response to AIDS in Low-Income and Middle-Income Countries” (UNAIDS/KFF, 2008).
European Philanthropy and HIV/AIDS (European HIV/AIDS Funders Group, 2008).
“Global Health Funding: A Glass Half Full?” (The Lancet, 2006).