July 16, 2022
Peter Clement Appointed Interim Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
The Institute is proud to announce that Peter Clement has been appointed Interim Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. Clement has been a senior member of the Institute since 2018; previously he was a Visiting Professor at SIPA from 2012-2015. A Russia expert, Clement teaches courses on Contemporary Russian Security Policy and Intelligence and Foreign Policy, and has won several teaching awards for his courses. Clement also directs the Institute’s initiative, “Emerging Voices in National Security and Intelligence.”
In 2018, Clement retired from CIA, where he held several senior analytic and management positions, most recently as Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for Europe and Eurasia; prior positions included eight years as Deputy Director for Intelligence for Analytic Programs, and Director of the Office of Russian and Eurasian Analysis. Clement served as the PDB daily briefer for Vice-President Cheney, NSC Adviser Rice and Deputy NSC Adviser Hadley in 2003-2004 and did a brief tour at the National Security Council as the Director for Russia and later as the senior CIA representative to the US Mission to the United Nations.
Clement has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2001 and is a longtime member of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. Previously, he taught Russian history and politics for over 10 years at the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia’s northern Virginia campus, and two years as a visiting professor at Columbia (2013-2015). Clement has published journal articles and book chapters on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, US intelligence reform, and the Cuban missile crisis. He holds a Ph.D. in Russian history and an M.A. in Modern European history from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in liberal arts from SUNY-Oswego. Clement will begin his tenure on July 16, 2022.