Maybe the problem isn’t that scholars don’t know how to speak to U.S. foreign-policy makers, but rather that U.S foreign-policy makers don’t know how to engage with scholarship?
Dan Spokojny is the founder of fp21, a think tank dedicated to transforming the processes and institutions of foreign policy. He previously served as a U.S. Foreign Service officer, including in the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and as a foreign policy legislative assistant in Congress. Dan is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. He focuses on the role of expertise in foreign policy.