Alan Tonelson is a Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council Educational Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based research organization studying U.S. economic, national security, and technology policy. Tonelson is also a columnist for the Foundation's globalization website, Tradealert.org and a Research Associate at the George Washington University Center for International Science and Technology Policy. Tonelson's book on globalization, The Race to the Bottom, was published in 2000.
Tonelson comments on economic and foreign policy issues frequently for radio and television programs such as The Newshour with Jim Lehrer and The Nightly Business Report. His articles and reviews have appeared in many leading national publications, including Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
Tonelson has also lectured frequently on these subjects at universities, government agencies, and civic and business groups in the United States, Europe, China, and Japan. A former Associate Editor of Foreign Policy and Fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute, Tonelson holds a B.A. with highest honors in history from Princeton University.