Steve Eisner serves as Stanford University’s Director of Export Compliance and University Export Control Officer, overseeing institutional compliance with export controls (EAR, ITAR) and trade sanctions regulations (OFAC) for both Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Steve began his career in Washington, D.C. as a budget officer for international trade programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and as an export control specialist at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. Prior to his arrival at Stanford in 2006, Steve worked as an export control specialist at a global immigration law firm in San Francisco where he provided guidance to corporate clients on deemed export issues involving the transfer of technology to foreign national employees. Steve has served as an export control consultant to various Silicon Valley-based high tech companies, the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program, and Northwestern University. Widely recognized as a leader in export control compliance within higher education, Steve is Co-Founder and past President of the Association of University Export Control Officers (AUECO) and a frequent export control workshop presenter for various national organizations including the National Academies, the American Conference Institute and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA). He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), where he was an International Fellow and Associate Editor of Columbia's Journal of International Affairs.