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Daniel W. Drezner

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy

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About Daniel W. Drezner

Daniel W. Drezner is a nonresident senior fellow of public opinion and foreign policy at the Council. He's currently a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and the author of Spoiler Alerts at The Washington Post. He has been at Fletcher since the fall of 2006; prior to that, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has worked previously with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and as an international economist at the Treasury Department. He has received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University.

Drezner is the author of five books, including Theories of International Politics and Zombies. He is the editor of two books, including Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2009). His latest book, The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression, was published by Oxford University Press in June 2014.

Drezner has published more than 60 research articles and book chapters, as well as essays for Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and POLITICO. He has been a commentator for NPR's Marketplace and Newsweek International. He blogged at Foreign Policy magazine from 2009 to 2014; Time magazine named his blog as one of the top 25 in 2012. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Zombie Research Society. He received his BA in political economy from Williams College, an MA in economics, and a PhD in political science from Stanford University.

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