What Makes a Summit More Than a Photo-Op? Panelists include Daniel W. Drezner, Tufts University and David Shorr, The Stanley Foundation. Chaired by Hendrik Spruyt, Northwestern University."
Daniel W. Drezner
Daniel W. Drezner is a Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a senior editor at The National Interest, and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy. Prior to Fletcher he taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has previously held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the US Department of the Treasury; and received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. Drezner has written four books, including All Politics is Global (Princeton, 2007), and edited two books, including Avoiding Trivia (Brookings, 2009). He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Republic, and Foreign Affairs. He received his B.A. in political economy from Williams College and an M.A. in economics and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. He keeps a daily blog for Foreign Policy magazine.
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, TPMCafé, and care2. He has published essays in such journals as Survival, Policy Review, and Foreign Service Journal, and opinion pieces in more than a dozen major newspapers. Shorr is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and serves on the board of Citizens for Global Solutions.
Professor Spruyt is Norman Dwight Harris Professor of International Relations and Director of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies. He previously taught at Columbia University (1991-1999) and Arizona State University (1999-2003) before joining the faculty at Northwestern. He received a doctorandus from the Law Faculty at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) in 1983 and his Ph. D. from the University of California (San Diego) in 1991. In 1997 to 1998 he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Professor Spruyt is also a former coeditor of the Review of International Political Economy. He is the author of The Sovereign State and Its Competitors (Princeton UP, 1994) which won the J. David Greenstone Prize for best book in History and Politics (1994-1996). His book Ending Empire: Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition (Cornell UP, 2005) was a runner up for the Greenstone Prize in 2006. He is also the author of Global Horizons (University of Toronto, 2009) and coauthor with Alexander Cooley of Contracting States: Sovereign Transfers in International Relations (Princeton UP, 2009). In addition, he has published roughly two dozen chapters and articles. His research intersects comparative politics with international relations and focuses particularly on the formation of polities and their disintegration, and the rise and demise of territorial sovereignty.
Daniel W. Drezner, Professor of International Politics at Tufts University, discusses the shifting power of global politics. Global summits risk becoming increasingly less relevant in the information age.