Jonathan Morgenstein is in the process of launching Empowerment
Solar, selling solar electricity in the Middle East. Most recently, he
helped establish two offices in the Department of Defense - the Global
Strategic Engagement Team and the Office of Rule of Law and
International Humanitarian Policy. Morgenstein also served as a senior
national security policy fellow at Third Way, a think tank based in
Morgenstein previously served as senior program officer at the United
States Institute of Peace, where he conducted conflict resolution
trainings around the world, including in Bosnia, Colombia, Darfur and
Iraq. Before that, he assessed the African Union's peacekeeping force in
Darfur for Refugees International.
Morgenstein has served in the Marine Corps Reserves for more than 21
years. Currently a captain, he has been selected for promotion to major.
He has served tours in Ramadi, Iraq as a civil affairs officer; Hit and
Haditha, Iraq as a trainer embedded with the Iraqi army; in Sarajevo,
Bosnia; and at the Pentagon as an analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
A graduate of Cornell University, Morgenstein holds a master's degree
in teaching from the University of New Hampshire, and another in
international policy studies from Stanford University.