Stanley Foundation program officer David Shorr is a career-long foreign policy specialist and respected commentator on international affairs. He currently focuses on the role of rising powers in providing global leadership, particularly in the G-20. Prior to joining the foundation, he spent many years with Washington think tanks and advocacy groups, including Human Rights First, Refugees International, Search for Common Ground, British American Security Information Council, Arms Control Association, and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Two of the foundation’s recent projects led by Shorr have resulted in edited volumes. Together with former foundation colleague Michael Schiffer, he coedited Powers & Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World (Lexington Books), in which top experts consider what steps pivotal powers could take to build a stronger rules-based international order. Bridging the Foreign Policy Divide (Routledge) is a collection of bipartisan essays coedited with Derek Chollet and Tod Lindberg.
One of the blogosphere’s most prominent writers on foreign policy, Shorr shares his personal views on Democracy Arsenal. He has published essays in such journals as Washington Quarterly, Policy Review, Survival, and World Politics Review; opinion pieces in more than a dozen major newspapers; and is quoted regularly in the national and international media. Shorr serves on the board of Citizens for Global Solutions. He is also a lifelong fan of pop music, and PopMatters published his meditation on what he learned from the Clash.