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David Speedie

Senior Fellow

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs


David Speedie is pursuing his research agenda in security studies and works with the Carnegie Council on program and institutional development.

He is also Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Mr. Speedie worked at Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1992 to 2007. He joined the Corporation as a program officer in the cooperative security program and was appointed Program Chair in March 1993, a position he held for almost 12 years. In 2004, he was appointed to serve as special advisor to the president and director of the Corporation’s project on Islam.

He was recruited from the W. Alton Jones Foundation where he was codirector of the secure society program and directed, over a five year period, programs in the arts, urban affairs and the environment. In the 1980s, Speedie was a consultant to nonprofits in management, marketing and fund-raising as well as director of cultural affairs for Mayor Bill Green in Philadelphia. He also served as the bicentennial liaison officer at the British Embassy in Washington.

For three years, Speedie was a professor of English and drama at the University of St. Andrews in his native Scotland. Speedie holds an M.A. in education and an M.Litt. from the University of St. Andrews. He was a visiting research fellow as a Kennedy scholar at Harvard University from 1971-1973. He has been a book editor and writer for the National Endowment for the Arts' Community Vision, a freelance journalist on politics for The Scotsman, and most recently, a reviewer for the International Journal of Middle East Studies.

Focus: Culture, Globalization, Governance, Security, Global, Middle East, Europe

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Last Updated: Mar 08, 2010

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