Lorne Teitelbaum


Capstone Director-SCS High School Programs


School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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Professor Lorne Teitelbaum has worked in the national security field as a policy analyst and intelligence professional for over twenty years. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University, the Capstone Director for the summer Intelligence and National Security Program at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies, and since 2006 has been a Multi-Discipline Policy Analyst for The MITRE Corporation.

From 2004 until 2006, Professor Teitelbaum was a Senior Analyst in the Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, a component of Defense Group, Incorporated, where he supported the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency as the team lead for two of the Agency Director’s Advisory groups. The Director’s Advisory groups were created to analyze the most pressing issues facing the Agency and make recommendations to senior agency officials.

From 2001 until 2004, Professor Teitelbaum worked for SRA International where he supported the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Team Lead for the NRO Director’s Space Program Assessment, evaluating the nation’s future needs for national reconnaissance systems in space. Prior to working for SRA, Professor Teitelbaum was a Doctoral Fellow at the RAND Corporation, working on classified projects for U.S. intelligence agencies. From 1991 until 1995, Lorne Teitelbaum was an all-source political/military analyst in the Office of European Analysis at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Professor Teitelbaum holds degrees in political science from Columbia University and public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and received his doctorate in policy analysis from the Pardee Rand Graduate School in 2004. He is the co-author of American Foreign Policy: A Contemporary Introduction, and the author of “The Need for Meta-Analysts” in The Faces of Intelligence Reform, published by the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs.