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David Steven  

Nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and a senior fellow

David Steven is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and a senior fellow (nonresident) and associate director at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC).

For the Managing Global Order project, a joint initiative of Brookings Foreign Policy, CIC and the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University, he leads a research project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, on the geopolitics of resource threats and climate change.

At CIC, he directs a research program on the future of international development, and is supporting the work of the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which is designing a replacement for the Millennium Development Goals.

He has also advised UNDP and a number of UN member states on the post-2015 agenda, and recently prepared expert input to the UN Secretary-General’s forthcoming paper on the future of the Economic and Social Council.

In Pakistan, he is research director for the Pakistan Task Force on the Next Generation, which is currently working on two major pieces of research. The first explores the role of the young people in the 2013 election, while the second looks at the next generation as both victims of, and perpetrators of, violence and conflict.

Other recent work includes partnerships with the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Forum for the Future, and the Skoll Foundation. He is on the board of the World Risk Review and co-edits Global Dashboard (www.globaldashboard.org), the foreign policy blog.

As a consultant, he works on global risks, foreign policy and international development, and has advised organizations such the Asian Development Bank; British Council; UK Department for International Development; European Commission; UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office; National Intelligence Council; the World Bank; and the World Economic Forum.

Publications for the Brookings Institution include: “The United States’ Growth Model: Fast Growth, Fair Growth, Green Growth—or All Three?” by Joshua Meltzer, David Steven and Claire Langley (Brookings Institution, 2012); “Chill Out: Why Cooperation is Balancing Conflict Among Major Powers in the New Arctic” by Andrew Hart, Bruce Jones, and David Steven (Brookings Institution, 2012); “Beyond the Millennium Development Goals” by Alex Evans and David Steven (Brookings Institution, 2012); “Confronting the Long Crisis of Globalization: Risk, Resilience and International Order” by Alex Evans, Bruce Jones and David Steven (Brookings Institution, 2010); and “Hitting Reboot - where next for climate change after Copenhagen” by Alex Evans and David Steven (Brookings Institution/NYU Center on International Cooperation Managing Global Insecurity programme, 2009).

Other publications include: “Sustainable Development Goals – a useful outcome from Rio+20?” by Alex Evans and David Steven (Center on International Cooperation, New York University, 2012); “Making Rio 2012 Work: setting the stage for global economic, social and ecological renewal” by Alex Evans and David Steven (Center on International Cooperation, New York University, 2011); “Running out of Everything: how scarcity drives crisis in Pakistan” (World Politics Review, May 2011); “American Foreign Policy” (World Politics Review, January 2011); “Organizing for Influence: UK Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty” by Alex Evans and David Steven (Chatham House, 2010); “Risk and Resilience in the New Global Era” by Alex Evans and David Steven (Renewal, February 2009); “An Institutional Architecture for Climate Change” by Alex Evans and David Steven (UK Department for International Development, 2009); “Governance Matters: the role of governance in Asian development” with David E Bloom, Larry Rosenberg and Mark Weston (World Economics, Volume 5, Number 4, October-December 2004).

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