Jeffrey Laurenti

Jeffrey Laurenti, a resident of Trenton’s Chambersburg neighborhood and native of New Jersey’s capital city, served as executive director of policy studies at the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) and as director of foreign policy programs at The Century Foundation. He directed international task forces on peace-making in Afghanistan and on UNESCO, and a UNA study on global environmental policy. Before entering the U.N. arena he served as executive director of the New Jersey Senate majority. 

He has advised Democratic presidential campaigns on international organization issues, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and was his party’s nominee for Congress (NJ-4) in 1986. Locally, he is a member of Trenton Cycling Revolution and represents Sacred Heart Church on the board of the Kingsbury housing corporation. A graduate of Trenton Central High School, he earned his A.B. at Harvard College, magna cum laude, and his M.P.A. at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.