Sean Steinberg, Program Officer, The Soufan Center

Program Officer

Sean Steinberg


Sean Steinberg is a Program Officer at The Soufan Center. Previously, he served as the Project Manager for TSC’s Securing the Future Initiative, which assessed the role and impact of the United Nations Security Council in post-9/11 counterterrorism efforts.

Sean comes from a background in policy research, analysis, communications, journalism, and filmmaking. Prior to joining TSC, he led a team consulting on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Under his management, the team provided policy recommendations to guide NATO’s response to Russia’s military and hybrid pressure in the Black Sea and surrounding states. In other roles, he analyzed U.S. foreign policy for the Eurasia Group Foundation, helped produce their podcast, None of the Above, and crafted policy and communications for a U.S. Congressional campaign during the 2018 midterm elections. As an NYC[x] Innovation Fellow, Sean worked on technology issues in New York City at the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

He has produced a half dozen documentaries on landmark cybersecurity events with an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, wrote a daily brief on global security events for Fordham Law’s Center on National Security, and authored dozens of articles on technology and voting rights as a journalist. Through the AmeriCorps program, Sean served on disaster relief operations small and large in Los Angeles with the American Red Cross – supporting emergency relief efforts for more than 300,000 evacuees, leading disaster training courses for youth and adults, and photographing the devastation of Southern California wildfires from inside the burn zone.

Sean received a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, where he studied International Security Policy. His writing has appeared in publications including Slate and WhoWhatWhy.