- Suzanne Nossel  Executive Director, PEN American Center

- Amy Arbreton Evaluation Officer, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

"During his term as part-time consulting program officer for the Hewlett Foundation, David effectively commissioned and managed a summative evaluation of the Foundation’s Nuclear Security Initiative. David’s management and leadership on this effort were stellar, contributing to the use of, and learning from, the findings in myriad ways for multiple audiences."

David Shorr is a strategic thinker and veteran program manager ready to help organizations maximize their impact in the marketplace of policy ideas. He has served in senior roles with some of the foreign policy community's leading think tanks, philanthropies, and advocacy groups:  the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Stanley Foundation, Human Rights First, Refugees International, Search for Common Ground, British American Security Information Council, Arms Control Association, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. He recently published a book about the GOP abandonment of workable policy approaches—titled I Call Bullshit: Four Fallacies That Keep Our Politics From Being Reality-Basedand in April 2016 won a seat on the city council in Stevens Point, Wisconsin where he lives.


“David is a very committed and thoughtful analyst and project catalyst. He is knowledgeable about a wide range of foreign policy issues and challenges and is well-regarded within the policy community in Washington and around the world.”