David Speedie was formerly [2007-2017] Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on U.S. Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York. Prior to this, he chaired the Program on International Peace and Security at Carnegie Corporation of New York [1992-2007].
In 2007–2008, Speedie was also a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
David Speedie joined the Corporation as a program officer in the cooperative security program and was appointed program chair in March 1993, a position he held for almost 12 years. In 2004, he was appointed to serve as special advisor to the president and director of the Corporation’s project on Islam.
For three years, Speedie was a professor of English and drama at the University of St. Andrews in his native Scotland. Speedie holds an M.A. in education and an M.Litt. from the University of St. Andrews.