…Welcome, Daniel Drezner as contributor (memo from Adam Kushner):
I’m thrilled to announce that Daniel Drezner, one of the country’s foremost public intellectuals, will be joining the digital analysis/opinion/essay venture, launching in mid-May, to write daily about foreign affairs and the ways they touch on domestic politics.
Dan, who until recently had an eponymous blog at Foreign Policy, is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. But Dan’s insight isn’t confined to the academy. In addition to his FP blog (cited by Time as one of the 25 best of the year), he’s had bylines everywhere: here, the Times, the Journal, Politico, et al. That’s because he knows how to speak to a lay audience. Recently he’s written conceptual scoops about the NSA, dropped voice-y political analyses during the election, and forayed expertly into pop culture. He’ll be bringing all that and more as an anchor for the new project.
Since Dan’s training (undergrad at Williams, PhD at Stanford), he has held positions with the University of Chicago, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the Treasury Department (plus innumerable fellowships). His five previous books include All Politics is Global and Theories of International Politics and Zombies; he also edited two others, including Avoiding Trivia. His next book, The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
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