Alvin S. Felzenberg is an American presidential historian, political commentator,
and public official. He was Principal Spokesman for the National Commission on
Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission.
Felzenberg is currently Director of Communications for the Joint Economic
Committee for the United States Congress.
Felzenberg received his doctoral degree in politics from Princeton University. He
later served as the Special Assistant and Adviser to the National Broadcasting
Board of Governors, as consultant to the Secretary of the Navy, and as Director of
Community Outreach and Public Liaison for the Office of Secretary in the U.S.
Department of Defense during the administration of George W. Bush. From 1982 to
1989, Felzenberg was assistant secretary of state of New Jersey in the administration
of Governor Thomas H. Kean.
Felzenberg was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School
of Government at Harvard University. He has lectured at Princeton, Yale, George
Washington, and Johns Hopkins Universities. He is the author of several books, including
Keys to a Successful Presidency,
Governor Tom Kean: From the New Jersey Statehouse to the 9/11 Commission, and
The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn’t): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game.
He is a regular contributor to U.S. News and World Report and the National Review.
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