Veteran journalist Edward Alden will join the Council on Foreign Relations Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies as the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow on January 1, 2007. Alden’s work at the Council will examine the future of American competitiveness, specifically on U.S. economic policies that influence the ability of the United States to sell goods on open world markets, and the security and political implications of those policies. He will also direct a roundtable series on the future of U.S. visa policy, including U.S. policy toward foreign student visas, security-related restrictions on travel, and work and travel visas.
“Ted’s vast experience reporting on economic issues will bring a unique perspective to the Center for Geoeconomic Studies and enrich the Center’s research on American competitiveness and U.S. economic policy,” said Council President Richard N. Haass. “The Council is honored to name him the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow.”
Before joining the Council, Alden held several positions at the Financial Times, most recently as the Washington bureau chief. He has covered U.S. economic issues, trade policy, and homeland security. Previously, he was a senior reporter at the Vancouver Sun specializing in labor and employment issues as well as the managing editor of Inside U.S. Trade, a newsletter widely recognized as the leading source of reporting on U.S. trade policies. He has won several national and international awards for his reporting.
Alden holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of British Columbia. He is the winner of numerous academic awards, including a Mellon fellowship and a MacArthur Foundation graduate fellowship.
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