Ralph Nurnberger
Government Affairs Specialist

Practice Area(s): Federal Policy, International Trade
Washington, DC: 1735 New York Avenue NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006-5221
Tel: 202-661-3884
E-mail: ralph@nurnberger.biz

Ralph Nurnberger is a government affairs specialist, is Senior Partner in Nurnberger & Associates, a public affairs firm, and he brings an impressive list of bi-partisan relationships in both chambers of Congress and the administration. His lobbying efforts focus on foreign policy and high technology. Ralph served as legislative assistant for foreign policy and defense for Senator James Pearson (R-KS) and as a professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Foreign Economic Policy.

He has held two positions in the executive branch, first as Special Assistant to the Administrator of the General Services Administration and then as Director of Congressional Relations for the Bureau of Export Administration within the Department of Commerce.

For more than eight years, he served as a Legislative Liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which has been called the "most effective public policy lobby in Washington" by The New York Times.

He spent two years as a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he directed the Congressional relations program, ran a number of conferences, and co-authored and edited books dealing with Congressional leadership and the role of Congress in foreign policy.

Ralph was the first staff director of Builders for Peace, an organization established in 1993, with the encouragement of Vice President Al Gore, to assist the Middle East peace process by encouraging private sector investment in the West Bank and Gaza.

He helped establish the India Abroad Center for Political Awareness and serves as a Washington Associate for the Center. He helps coordinate the Center's activities, including a summer internship program that places 16 students in Congressional offices.

Ralph Nurnberger also serves as a government affairs conselor for Preston Gates.

He has taught graduate level courses on Congress and international relations at Georgetown University, where he has served as an Adjunct Professor since 1975. His most recent course dealt with American foreign policy in the post Cold War era. He speaks frequently throughout the country on political and foreign policy topics. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun and numerous scholarly journals. He has recently completed a volume entitled "Lobbying in America."

Education & Credentials

B.A., Queens College, 1967, Phi Beta Kappa
M.A., Columbia University, 1968
Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1975
Foreign Languages Spoken: German