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Brett D. Schaefer Jay Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs,
Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom

Brett D. Schaefer is Jay Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs at The Heritage Foundation.

Schaefer analyzes foreign policy issues ranging from international organizations to trade to economics. A frequent visitor to Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, he specializes in the politics and economies of nations in those regions. An authority on economic development programs, he is a thoughtful critic of international organizations-such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank-which too often fail to elicit economic growth despite dispensing billions of dollars in economic assistance and policy advice.

Schaefer has authored nearly 80 public policy papers and over 45 book chapters, articles, and opinion pieces. He speaks frequently on international affairs before business groups, congressional staff, and academic audiences.

He came to Heritage in 1995, working first as a research assistant in the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies. He was named Kingham Fellow in September 1996.

Schaefer was Assistant for International Criminal Court Policy at the Department of Defense from March 2003 to March 2004.

Schaefer holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Florida State University and an M.A. in International Development Economics from the School of International Service at The American University in Washington, D.C.

Recent Papers

ICC Prosecutor Makes Right Call on Palestinian Declaration, but Grave Concerns Remain
April 4, 2012 (Issues Brief #3561)

The History of the Bloated U.N. Budget: How the U.S. Can Rein It In
April 2, 2012 (Backgrounder #2672)

African Union: Transparency and Accountability Needed
March 8, 2012 (Issue Brief #3535)