Edward Alden Profile
Edward Alden is a well-known writer and novelist from the United States. He is also a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations holding the Bernard L. Schwartz position. His areas of expertise include the economic competitiveness of the United States, the trade policy of the United States, and immigration and visa policy. The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11, written by Alden, was a finalist for the Lukas Book Prize. His other book, Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy, was also a nominee for the Lukas Book Prize.
Edward Alden Age
Edward was born in 1961 in Schenectady, New York. He is 62 years old.
Edward Alden Parents
Edward was brought up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, despite the fact that he was born in Schenectady, New York. He has not shared any information with reference to his family, including his mother, father, and siblings. Alden attended the University of British Columbia and received his undergraduate degree in political science there.
Before going back to work as a journalist, he completed his Ph.D. studies and received a master’s degree in international affairs from the University of California, Berkeley. Alden has been honored with a number of prestigious academic accolades, including a fellowship from the Mellon Foundation in the humanities and a graduate fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation.
The Ross Distinguished Professor of Business and Economics at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, is presently held by Alden.
Edward Alden Wife
Edward lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and two children.
Edward Alden Bernard L. Schwartz
Edward is an expert in the economic competitiveness of the United States, as well as trade and immigration policy. He holds the position of Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
He is the author of the book titled “Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy,” which focuses on the failure of the federal government to effectively respond to competitive challenges regarding issues such as trade, currency, worker retraining, education, and infrastructure. His book was published in 2013.
Alden’s most recent position was that of project director for a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force, which was co-chaired by the former governor of Michigan, John Engler, and the former secretary of commerce for the United States, Penny Pritzker. This task force was responsible for producing the report The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century.
In 2011, he served as the project codirector for the Independent Task Force that was responsible for developing the United States Trade and Investment Policy. In addition, he served as the project director of the Independent Task Force that was responsible for producing the United States Immigration Policy in the year 2009.
The previous book written by Alden was titled The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security. Since 9/11 was one of the finalists for the Lukas Book Prize in 2009, in the category of narrative nonfiction. “a masterful job of detailed reporting, fair-minded analysis, and structurally strong logic,” is how the jury described Alden’s book.
Edward Alden Journalist
Before working for the Financial Times in Washington, Alden served as the Canada bureau head for the newspaper while based in Toronto. Before that, he worked for the Financial Times in Washington.
He was a reporter for the Vancouver Sun and also served as the managing editor of the periodical Inside U.S. Trade, which is widely acknowledged as a prominent source of reporting on the trade policies of the United States. Alden’s reporting has been recognized with a number of accolades on both the national and international levels.
As an analyst on political and economic matters, he has appeared as a guest on a variety of television and radio programs, such as the BBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS NewsHour, among others. His work has been featured in publications such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Toronto Globe and Mail, and the Washington Post.
Edward Alden Books
The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security since 9/11 (2008), Edward’s first book, was one of five books that were considered for the Lukas Book Prize. The judges wrote that “exceptional journalism is required to take immigration — a neglected sideshow in the nation’s globe-girdling response to the September 11 attacks — and make the topic as evocative of America’s misplaced values as the Iraq War and the tolerance for torture.” The topic of immigration was neglected during the nation’s global response to the September 11 attacks.
Alden came back the following year, which was in 2010, to serve as a judge for the prize.
U.S. Immigration Policy(2009) was co-written by Alden, Jeb Bush, and Thomas F. McLarty. U.S. Trade and Investment Policy (2011) was co-written by Alden, Andrew Card, Matthew J. Slaughter, and Thomas Daschle. How America Stacks Up: Economic Competitiveness and U.S. Policy (2016) was co-written by Alden and Rebecca Strauss.
Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy was released on October 20, 2016, and it details how Americans fell behind in the global economy. A “constructive examination of the origins of opposition to economic openness that offers a realistic route ahead” is provided in this book.