Thomas Wright

Executive Director, Studies


Thomas WrightThomas Wright is executive director of studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He also lectures in U.S. national security policy at the Harris School for Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Previously, Wright served as a senior researcher for the “Princeton Project on National Security,” a multi-year bipartisan project of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and was the principal drafter of the final report titled Forging a World of Liberty Under Law. He earned his doctorate from Georgetown University in 2007 and was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University. His area of expertise is international relations with a special focus on Europe, multilateralism, and U.S. foreign policy. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the Washington Quarterly, Survival, Orbis, Prospect Magazine, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Diplomat, and a number of international newspapers and media outlets. At the Council, he is directing projects on multilateralism, the transatlantic relationship, soft power in Asia, and public opinion and US foreign policy, amongst others.

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