James W. Carden served as an advisor to the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission and to the Special Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs at the State Department.
Previously a contributing writer for foreign affairs at The Nation, his work has appeared in The American Conservative, The Asia Times, Responsible Statecraft, American Affairs, UnHerd, The Los Angeles Times, Quartz, The National Interest, among many other publications.
He is currently a Writing Fellow at the Independent Media Institute’s Globetrotter project. He also serves as Senior Consultant to ACURA.
Carden serves on 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 holds a BA in History (with High Distinction) from the University of Rochester.