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The New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036


(202) 986-2700

Sherle Schwenninger

Director, Economic Growth Program and American Strategy Program, New America Foundation
Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute

Sherle Schwenninger directs the New America Foundation’s Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs. One of the founders of New America, he is the former director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program. Mr. Schwenninger was founding editor of World Policy Journal from 1983 to 1992, and served as Director of the World Policy Institute at The New School from 1992 to 1996. He was Director of the Institute’s Policy Studies Program and its Transnational Academic Program. More recently, Mr. Schwenninger served as Senior Program Coordinator for the Project on Development, Trade, and International Finance at the Council on Foreign Relations, and is the author, with Walter Russell Mead, of the CFR publication A Financial Architecture for Middle-Class-Oriented Development. He remains at the World Policy Institute as a Senior Fellow. Mr. Schwenninger writes and speaks frequently on American foreign policy and international economic strategy.


• Director, Bernard L. Schwarz Fellows Program
• Founding Editor, World Policy Journal, 1983-1992
• Senior Program Coordinator, Project on Development, Trade, and International Finance, Council on Foreign Relations, 1999-2000
• Director, World Policy Institute, The New School, 1992-1996
• Director, Policy Studies Program, World Policy Institute
• Director, Transnational Academic Program, World Policy Institute, 1979-1982
• Managing Editor, Alternatives, 1979-1982
• Assistant Dean and Lecturer, American University School of Law, 1978-79


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

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