Edward Alden Senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, "Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy"

Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, specializing in U.S. economic competitiveness. He is the author of the new book "Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy," which focuses on the federal government’s failure to respond effectively to competitive challenges on issues such as trade, currency, worker retraining programs, education, infrastructure and support for innovation. In addition, Alden is the director of the CFR Renewing America publication series and coauthor of a recent CFR Discussion Paper “A Winning Trade Policy for the United States.”