Marc toby Grinberg
3085 Middlefield Rd., Apt 9 | Palo Alto, CA 94306
Stanford University, Ph.D. in Political Science Expected: June 2017
University of Oxford, M.Phil. in Politics (Primary Field: Political Theory) June 2008
Princeton University, A.B. in Politics (Primary Field: International Relations) May 2005
With High Honors/Magna Cum Laude
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC December 2010 – August 2012
Section Chief & Strategist in the Office of Policy/Strategy, Planning, Analysis and Risk
Director for Strategy and Long-Range Planning (acting) (August 2011 – January 2012)
Managed and oversaw projects, staff (up to sixteen employees and contractors) and external outreach. Led the development of homeland security mission strategies, futures analyses and analytic strategic studies. Delivered project briefings to senior leadership. Led strategy seminars for officials from across the federal government. Managed a six-month strategy development project for surface transportation security. Managed a nine-month research project to characterize the homeland security strategic environment, including extensive primary- and secondary-source research and outside expert interviews on trends across the categories of society, technology, economy, environment and politics.
U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC June 2010 – December 2010
Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
Advised Deputy Secretary Jacob J. Lew on policy, management and resource issues within portfolio of security issues, including political-military affairs, security assistance, counterterrorism, non-proliferation, counter-narcotics and cyber security. Prepared the Deputy Secretary and other senior officials for speeches, policy decisions and meetings. Coordinated and supported special initiatives, including a security and justice sector assistance funding authority and unified national security budget. Contributed to drafting and interagency coordination of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC July 2009 – June 2010
Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of Policy/Strategic Plans
Member of small team responsible for leading the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) and for drafting the QHSR final report. Led six-month research effort to build analytic doctrine for homeland security strategy development and futures analysis. Led effort to conceptualize a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) strategic management system. Wrote numerous homeland security strategic studies. Staff-lead for interagency review of 2009 National Security Strategy.
Truman National Security Project, Washington, DC November 2008 – June 2009
Developed and directed six-month training and mentorship program for individuals entering national security positions in the executive branch. Built curriculum on the U.S. national security system, inner-workings of executive branch agencies, and practical skills for working in government.
Obama for America, Washington, DC July 2008 – November 2008
Policy Aide to Senior National Security Advisor Richard Danzig
Advised former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig on national security, foreign policy and military issues. Member of campaign policy Task Forces on Defense Energy Use and the Defense Industry. Researched and compiled briefing materials, talking points and vision papers.
Institute for Defense Analyses (
Research Intern in the Strategies, Forces and Research Division
Wrote 50-page report and conducted extensive primary- and secondary-source research on Al Qaeda irregular warfare strategy. Supported development of Defense Planning Scenarios.
Truman National Security Project, Washington, DC November 2005 – September 2006
Established presence on Capitol Hill and directed Congressional activities of start-up national security political organization. Drafted policy and messaging materials. Supported development of numerous initiatives, including Military and Use of Force projects, and organization’s strategy and growth plans.
Office of Congressman Steve Israel, Washington, DC November 2005 – September 2006
Coordinated Democratic Study Group on National Security, a forum for Members of Congress to address security challenges. Built online repository of national security research for congressional staff.
Yale School of Management, Executive Education on Strategy in Business and Government (2010)
Army War College, Military Strategy Seminar (2010)
Department of Homeland Security, National Planners Course (2010)
– Presidential Management Fellowship (2008 – 2011)
– Special Recognition from the Department of Homeland Security (2010)
Co-Founder, The Public Philosopher 2008 – Present
Project to enhance American political discourse by illuminating the philosophical issues underlying public policy debate
Fellow, Truman National Security Project 2006 – Present
Democratic Renaissance Project 2006 – Present