James W. Carden is a member of the board and senior adviser to ACURA. Carden previously served as an advisor to the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and to the Special Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs at the US State Department. His articles have appeared in publications on the left, right, and center including The Quincy Institute’s Responsible Statecraft, The Nation, The American Conservative, The Spectator, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, Quartz, Brave New Europe, Asia Times among many others.
He is a member of the board of the Simone Weil Center for Political Philosophy, a 501(c)3 dedicated to furthering international dialogue in a ‘post-liberal’ world.
He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins (SAIS) and did post-graduate work at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).