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Sherle Schwenninger

Senior Fellow
Editorial Board, World Policy Journal

Expertise: global economic policy; NATO; U.S. foreign policy

Sherle Schwenninger is the Director of the New America Foundation's Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program, which provides financial, professional, and institutional support to 35 Fellows each year. He also directs New America’s Global Middle Class Program.

He is a former director of the World Policy Institute (1992-96); Co-Director, Program on Central and Eastern Europe (1992-96); Director, Policy Studies, World Policy Institute, and Editor, World Policy Journal (1983-1991); Director, Transnational Academic Program, Institute for World Order (1979-1982); Managing Editor, Alternatives (1979-1982); Assistant Dean and Lecturer, American University School of Law (1978-79).

More recently he served as a senior program coordinator for the Project on Development, Trade, and International Finance at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author, with Walter Mead, of A Financial Architecture for Middle-Class-Oriented Development. He has authored and co-authored a number of books and articles for publications such as The Nation, World Policy Journal, and Nuclear Times.

Honors & Affiliations:

  • New America Foundation, Board Member and Chair, Fellowship Selection Committee;
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Participant, Project on Trade, Development,
  • and Finance;
  • EuRim Investments, Investment Advisor;
  • Seaward Management, Consultant;
  • Andy Warhol Foundation on the Visual Arts, Consultant;
  • Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Consultative Council;
  • The Nation, Editorial Consultant.

J.D., George Washington University Law School
B.A. with High Distinction, University of Nebraska

A selection of articles can be found here.
Cited on inflation in core and peripheral economies in “On Europe: Perhaps This Is the Week that Fewer People Listen to Nonsense,”EconoMonitor, November 28, 2012.
An Economic Recovery Program for the Post-Bubble Economy” New America Foundation, July 30, 2008. Quoted by US News and World Report on August 1.
"Emerging Markets, Pivotal States, and the Global Economy, in Paul Kennedy (ed.), U.S. Foreign Policy and Pivotal States (forthcoming)
"The Future of the United States as a Great Power," in Georg Sorenson (ed.), Peace and Security in the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming) 
"Undebated Challenges," The Nation. November 19, 2007.
Co-authored with Bernard Schwartz, “Public Investment Works: Since 1993 balanced budgets have been liberals’ holy grail. It’s time to reconsider,” for Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, #6, Fall 2007.
"A Goldilocks World Economy?," World Policy Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2006/07.
"World Order Lost: American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World," World Policy Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1999.
Post-Reagan America (coauthor, 1997).
"Economic Imperatives and a New Foreign Policy," in Lee Smith (ed.), America's Agenda: Rebuilding Economic Strength (1992)
"The Democrats and a New Grand Strategy - Part III: A Third World Policy for the Post-Reagan Era," with Jerry Sanders,World Policy Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1987. 
Quoted by Steve Clemons in an article titled "Quiz: Which Brilliant Economist Got the Stimulus Wrong?" on The Faster Times, September 21, 2010.
Moderated at launch of the book The Ultimate Weapon is No Weapon with authors Mary Kaldor and Shannon Beebe, June 16, 2010.
Spoke at Lake Superior College on February 13, 2008 about American foreign policy and the impact of China and India on the world economy.
"American Triumphalism," Conversations with History with Harry Kreisler, February 9, 2004. Video.


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