Todd Stein

Todd Stein

Part-time Lecturer

Specialization: international security, politics

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
781 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

Office: Habersham, Room 144B

Phone: 404-894-3359


B.A., Emory University
M.A., King's College, University of London
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law>

Research Focus

Todd Stein was General Counsel and Legislative Director for Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) during the 111th Congress and the beginning of the 112th Congress. In that post, Mr. Stein was responsible for developing and implementing the Senator's legislative agenda and assisting the Senator with his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Mr. Stein also worked closely with the Senator's constituents and national and local press on all issues before the U.S. Senate, including health care reform, environmental policy, and budget and fiscal issues.

During the 110th Congress, Mr. Stein was a Counsel on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs where he led the Committee's investigation into the threat of homegrown terrorism inspired by Islamist ideology. Mr. Stein organized eight hearings on the subject and was the principal writer of the Committee's bipartisan staff report titled Violent Islamist Extremism, the Internet and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat. Mr. Stein also led the Committee's investigation into the failure of the New Orleans flood control system during Hurricane Katrina and contributed to the Committee's final report on the government's preparation for and response to the storm titled Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared. Mr. Stein also contributed to the Committee's report on the Fort Hood attack titled A Ticking Time Bomb: Counterterrorism Lessons from the U.S. Government's Failure to Prevent the Fort Hood Attack.

Mr. Stein was part of the team that helped the Chairman of the Committee write the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-53) and negotiate the final conference report with the House of Representatives. During his time on the Committee during the 110th Congress and his tenure as General Counsel and Legislative Director during the 111th Congress, Mr. Stein served as the principal advisor to the Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on all legal issues related to the Global War on Terror.

Mr. Stein also worked as the Policy Director for two U.S. Senate Campaigns. He holds a B.A. from Emory University, an M.A. from King's College, University of London, and a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law.