Mark Schmitt

Director, Political Reform Program at New America Foundation

Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt

Director, Political Reform Program at New America Foundation

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Mark Schmitt is director of the program on political reform at the New America Foundation. This initiative was launched in November, 2013, to develop new approaches to understanding and reforming the market for political power. A prominent writer on politics and public policy, with experience in government, philanthropy and journalism, he is also a columnist for The New Republic and a leading voice on political reform, budget and tax policy, and social policy.

From 2008 to 2011, Schmitt was executive editor of The American Prospect, where he had been a columnist beginning in 2005. During his tenure, the Prospect won numerous awards, including the Utne Reader award for best political magazine. After leaving the Prospect, Mark was a senior fellow and advisor to the president at the Roosevelt Institute, a New York-based think tank affiliated with the FDR Library. In a previous stint at New America, from 2005 to 2008, he helped launch a major initiative on the next social contract and an innovative approach to campaign reform.

From 1997 until 2005, Mark was director of the Governance and Public Policy program at the Open Society Foundations, where he developed grantmaking and research programs on political reform and state-level policy. Previously, he was a speechwriter and later policy director to Senator Bill Bradley, working on issues including welfare reform, higher education, and urban policy, and he served as a senior advisor on Bradley's 2000 presidential campaign.

Mark's political and policy analysis has appeared in The New Republic, Time, The Washington Monthly, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review and other print and web publications. From 2003 through 2007, he published his own blog, The Decembrist, which was named by Forbes magazine as one of the five best political blogs of its time.

Mark grew up in New Haven, CT, and graduated from Yale University. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Holly Yeager, and their daughter.

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Professor, Politics & International Affairs at Princeton University

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Senior Advisor at New America Foundation

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Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at New America Foundation

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Executive Director, Postsecondary National Policy Institute at New America Foundation

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Managing Editor at New America Foundation

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Managing Editor at New America Foundation

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Vice President, Technology Policy & Strategy & Director, Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation

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Director of Operations, Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation

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Technology Director, Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation

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Director, Political Reform Program at New America Foundation
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Director, Political Reform Program
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The New America Foundation engages in public policy issues, including technology, education, national security, political reform, and economics. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Executive Editor
Prior

PUBLICATION OF SCHOLARLY AND LITERARY ARTICLES DESIGNED TO INFORM THE PUBLIC ON LIBERAL PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND PUBLIC LIFE.

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$750
2008

Former Executive Director at The Arca Foundation

$500
2006

Senator from Minnesota

$750
2006

Former Executive Director at The Arca Foundation

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Mark Schmitt is affiliated with New America Foundation, The American Prospect, Inc.

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