Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. has served since 2008 as Chairman of the Stimson Center in Washington, DC. Mr. Bloomfield was the U.S. Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction from 2008-09 (reducing the availability of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles to terrorist groups), and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs as well as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Humanitarian Mine Action from 2001-2005. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1992-93), Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs (1991-02), Member, U.S. Delegation to Philippine Bases Negotiations (1990-91), Member, U.S. Water Mediation in the Middle East (1989-90), and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (1988-89), among other policy positions in the Department of Defense (OSD/ISA) beginning in 1981. Mr. Bloomfield is the editor or author of two books and many articles on international affairs. He is a graduate of Harvard College (1974) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1980), and in his private capacity serves today as President of Palmer Coates LLC, Operating Partner at Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P., Senior Advisor at ZeroBase Energy LLC and Senior Advisor to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.