Bio

Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy. He has been at the Fletcher School since the fall of 2006. Prior to Fletcher, he was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and then at the University of Chicago from 1999 to 2006. For the 1993-94 academic year, he was a Civic Education Project visiting lecturer in economics at Donetsk Technical University in the Republic of Ukraine.

Beyond the academy, Drezner has served as an international economist at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of International Banking and Securities Markets. He has also worked for the RAND Corporation. He has consulted for various for-profit, non-profit and public sector agencies, and provided expert testimony for both houses of Congress. Drezner was a non-resident fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, and a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. 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.

Drezner is the author of All Politics is Global: Explaining International Regulatory Regimes (Princeton University Press, 2007), which explores how and when regulatory standards are coordinated across borders in an era of globalization. His previous books include U.S. Trade Strategy (Council on Foreign Relations, 2006), and The Sanctions Paradox (Cambridge University Press, 1999). He is the editor, most recently, of Avoiding Trivia: The Role of Strategic Planning in American Foreign Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2009), which surveyed the state of policy planning in U.S. foreign affairs. He also edited Locating the Proper Authorities (University of Michigan Press, 2003).  His latest book, Theories of International Politics and Zombies (Princeton University Press, 2011), explores the myriad predictions of different theories of world politics and foreign policy in case the dead should rise from the grave and feast upon the living.

Drezner has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New Republic, and Foreign Affairs. He provided expert commentary on U.S. foreign policy and the global political economy for the BBC, C-SPAN, CNNfn, CNN International, MSNBC, and ABC’s World News Tonight. He has previously provided regular contributions to NPR’s Marketplace, Newsweek International, The New Republic, and The National Interest online. He blogs at Foreign Policy magazine; Time

Drezner lives in the Boston area with his wife, two children, and a very smart mutt.