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Jeffrey F. Pryce

Adjunct Lecturer; Faculty Co-Lead, States, Markets and Institutions Focus Area


Jeffrey Pryce is Professorial Lecturer of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he focuses on international security and international law.  He teaches International Crises and International Law, and previously taught a seminar on the role of international tribunals in dispute resolution.  
He is also a practicing international lawyer, and has successfully represented clients in major investment treaty, international commercial arbitration and multijurisdictional litigation cases. 
He previously served in the Department of Defense as Special Counsel for International Affairs, then as Counselor to the Undersecretary for Policy.  He was particularly engaged in policy toward and response to crises involving Bosnia, Russia, NATO, Iraq, Haiti, and North Korea.  He negotiated nuclear disarmament agreements with Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.  He also served as delegation leader or senior DoD representative to significant multilateral negotiations impacting international security.
He began his career working for 5 years in the offices of Sen. Kennedy and Congressman Markey on issues of nuclear arms control, defense, regional armed conflicts and human rights.  
He received a BA in Philosophy from Wesleyan; an M.Phil in International Relations from Cambridge, where he was the founder and first Editor-in-Chief of the CAMBRIDGE REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS; and a JD from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL.  He served as a two-year law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Byron White.
Among other outlets, his commentary has appeared on NPR; VOA Television; ABC News; and Univisión Radio (in English and Spanish).  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs and the Cambridge Society of Washington DC. 


In the News

Biden-Putin summit.

Jeffrey Pryce interviewed on Times Radio, 06/15

Alleged poisoning of Alexei Navalny in Russia.

Jeffrey Pryce interviewed on Times Radio, 8/20

Nuclear arms control and stability in a post-INF treaty world.

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow Jeffrey Pryce interviewed on American Society of International Behind the Headlines podcast, 6/12

Leading Britain’s conversation.

Jeffrey Pryce interviewed on LBC, 2/2