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David Shorr

David Shorr has been a program officer at the Stanley Foundation since 2000, designing and implementing programs mainly in the Foundation’s tradition of round table dialogue on leading-edge international issues. The results of two recent projects have been published as co-edited volumes. In Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World (2009), experts identify steps pivotal powers could take to build a stronger rules-based international order. Bridging the Foreign Policy Divide (2008) is a collection of bipartisan essays. One of the blogosphere’s most prominent writers on foreign policy, Mr. Shorr’s commentary is featured on Democracy Arsenal, TPMCafé and care2 — in varying levels of policy-work detail.