Stuart Seldowitz is a retired White House and senior national security official.
He served under the Obama administration from 2009 to 2017.
Recently, he has come under scrutiny for engaging in an Islamophobic and anti-Palestinian rant.
How old is Stuart Seldowitz? Early Life, Education
Stuart Seldowitz, born in 1959, turned 64 years old in 2023. Born and raised in New York, he holds American citizenship. He began his academic journey at New York University.
He earned a degree in Political Science, followed by a Master’s in International Relations. In 1990, Seldowitz completed his PhD in Political Science.
Driven by a deep interest in politics and international relations, Seldowitz embarked on a career in government service after his studies.
His roles within the US government included serving as a diplomat, White House security advisor, and an official in the Obama administration.
Stuart Seldowitz- Professional Career
Seldowitz’s career peaked with his appointment as the Acting Director of the National Security Council South Asia Directorate during the Obama administration. His expertise in national security earned recognition, showcasing his dedication to public service.
In a significant career shift in February, Seldowitz transitioned to a new role as an editor at Bloomberg Lp. This move highlighted his versatility and adaptability in the professional landscape.
Seldowitz was appointed as an International Strategy Advisor at Empire State Development in June 2012. This role underscored his ability to contribute to strategic planning initiatives on an international scale.
Seldowitz served as an FSO, Financial Services Operations for the New York Life Insurance Company.
What Controversial Incident Happened with Stuart Seldowitz?
Despite these achievements, Seldowitz faced controversy when a video of him making racist comments and harassing a halal street seller. The seller is a Muslim street vendor in New York.
He was seen calling him a terrorist and said that Palestinian children should be killed in Gaza.
Adding, he said,
“If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough,”
He was serving as a Financial Representative for Northwestern Mutual during the incident.
After the video went viral, he faced negative comments and criticisms from the public.
He was sentenced by the New York Polics under,
“charges of aggravated harassment, hate crime stalking, stalking causing fear, and stalking at a place of employment,”
The Police added,
“A 24-year-old male victim stated to police that an individual approached him at his work place multiple times and made anti-Islamic statements multiple times on different dates causing the victim to feel afraid and annoyed,”
Update on Stuart Seldowitz’s case
The former deputy director/senior political officer in the US State Department’s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs has apologized for the whole incident.
He told the City & State,
“I did have an argument with a food vendor. It is quite possible that it’s me. I mean, I’ve not seen the video, but I believe it’s probably me. I regret the whole thing happened and I’m sorry,”
“But you know, in the heat of the moment, I said things that probably I shouldn’t have said.”
As of 2023, Stuart Seldowitz’s estimated net worth is around $5 million.
Is Stuart Seldowitz married?
Stuart Seldowitz is happily married to Rosalinda Seldowitz. Rosalinda served as a secretary to a deputy negotiator at the Nuclear Space Talks in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1989.
The couple resides in New York City and has two grown children, a son and a daughter.