Daniel Drezner

Daniel Drezner

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160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
Research/Areas of Interest:

Economic statecraft; U.S. grand strategy; Global civil society; Forum-shopping in global governance; Regulatory coordination


  • M.A., Economics, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University
  • B.A., Williams College


Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor at The Washington Post. Prior to joining The Fletcher School at Tufts University, he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University.

Drezner has written five books, including "All Politics is Global" and "Theories of International Politics and Zombies," and edited two others, including "Avoiding Trivia." He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, and Foreign Affairs, and has been a contributing editor for Foreign Policy and The National Interest.

He received his B.A. in political economy from Williams College and an M.A. in economics and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. His blog for Foreign Policy magazine was named by TIME as one of the 25 best blogs of 2012, and he currently writes the Spoiler Alerts blog for The Washington Post.

Areas of expertise

Globalization & Trade
History & Diplomacy
International Communications & Public Diplomacy
International Finance & Monetary Policy
International Law & Organizations
International Politics
Science & Technology Policy

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago (1999-2006)
  • International Economist, Office of International Banking and Securities, Department of the Treasury (2000-2001)
  • Assistant Professor (1996-1999), University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Non-resident Transatlantic Fellowship, German Marshall Fund of the United States (2005-2006)
  • International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (2000-2001)
  • John M. Olin National Security Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1996-1997)
  • Member of American Political Science Association, Council on Foreign Relations, and International Studies Association
  • Referee for American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Security, and World Politics

Courses Taught

Selected Publications and Presentations


Drezner, Daniel. "Mind the Gap." The National Interest 87, (2007): 47-53.

Drezner, Daniel. "Globalization, Coercion and Competition: The Different Pathways to Policy Convergence." Journal of European Public Policy 12, (2005): 841-859.

Drezner, Daniel. "Trade Talk." The American Interest 1, (2005): 68-76.

Drezner, Daniel. "The Outsourcing Bogeyman." Foreign Affairs 83, (2004): 22-34-34.

Drezner, Daniel and Henry Farrell. "Web of Influence." Foreign Policy 145, (2004): 32-40.

Drezner, Daniel. "The Global Governance of the Internet: Bringing the State Back In." Political Science Quarterly 119, no. 3 (2004): 477-498.

Drezner, Daniel. "The Hidden Hand of Economic Coercion." International Organization 57, no. 3 (2003): 643-659.

Drezner, Daniel. "Globalization and Policy Convergence." International Studies Review 3, no. 1 (2001): 53-78.

Drezner, Daniel. "Ideas, Bureaucratic Politics and the Crafting of Foreign Policy." American Journal of Political Science 44, no. 4 (2000): 733-749.


"The Ideas Industry: How Pessimists, Partisans, and Plutocrats are Transforming the Marketplace of Ideas," Oxford University Press, 2017.

"The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression," Oxford University Press, 2014.

"Theories of International Politics and Zombies: Revived Edition," Princeton University Press, 2014.

Drezner, Daniel, ed. Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy; Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2009.

Drezner, Daniel. All Politics Is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes. Princeton University Press, 2006.

Drezner, Daniel. U.S. Trade Policy: Challenges and Choices. Brookings Institution Press, 2006.

Drezner, Daniel. Locating the Proper Authorities: The Interaction of Domestic and International Institutions. University of Michigan Press, 2003.

Drezner, Daniel. The Sanctions Paradox: Economic Statecraft and International Relations. Cambridge University Press, 1999.


Drezner, Daniel. "Two Challenges to Institutionalism. In Can the World Be Governed? Possibilities for Effective Multilateralism, ed. Alan Alexandroff, Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008.


Drezner, Daniel. "Davo's Downhill Slide." Los Angeles Times, 21 January 2007, M4.

Drezner, Daniel. "Soccer Zeal Runs High, But Won't Stop Wars." San Jose Mercury News, 11 June 2006.

Drezner, Daniel. "The Grandest Strategy of Them All." The Washington Post, 17 December 2006, B1.