Alan Tonelson

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Alan Tonelson "is a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business & Industrial Council Educational Foundation, a Washington research organization studying U.S. economic, technology, and national security policy. His new book, The Race to the Bottom: Why A Global Worker Surplus and Uncontrolled Free Trade are Sinking American Living Standards, was recently published by Westview Press.

"Tonelson's articles on American politics, foreign policy, globalization, and technology policy have appeared in numerous publications, including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The Harvard Business Review, The Los Angeles Times, The National Interest, and Issues in Science and Technology, as well as in several anthologies. In addition, Tonelson appears often on radio and television networks and programs, including The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, The Diane Rehm Show, The Nightly Business Report, CNN, TalkAmerica, and Global Economic Media. He is co-editor of Powernomics: Economics and Strategy after the Cold War (Economic Strategy Institute and Madison Books), and author of "Made in China? America's Failed Trade Policies towards the People's Republic" and "Giving America the Business: The Business Roundtable's Shoddy Case for Corporate-Driven Trade Policies," both published by the USBIC Educational Foundation.

"Tonelson has testified before the Senate Commerce Committee, the Congressional Trade Deficit Review Commission, and the Congressional China Security Review Commission. And he has lectured at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute, The National Defense University, the Woodrow Wilson Center, Columbia University, Harvard University, The University of Virginia, the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Georgetown University, The College of William & Mary, the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of California at San Diego, the University of San Francisco, the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, Boston University, the David Sarnoff Research Center, George Washington University, The American University, the World Affairs Councils of Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Hampton Roads (Va.), the Universities of East Anglia, Sussex, and Kent, and Bonn, and many other fora.

"His previous positions include Fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute and Associate Editor of Foreign Policy. Tonelson received a B.A. in history with highest honors from Princeton University in 1975. A native of New York City, he currently resides in Washington, D.C." [1]

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  1. Alan Tonelson, American Economic Alert, accessed September 14, 2008.