David Beffert

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David Beffert is currently a German analyst for a firm working with the US government. He was a research associate with the Global Public Policy Institute from March 2004 to June 2006. He holds a BA in political science and German from the University of South Dakota and an MA in Baltic Sea Studies from the Humboldt University Berlin. 

After leaving the Global Public Policy Institute, he earned an MA in International Relations at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with specializations in European Studies and International Economics. During his studies he served as a national security fellow in the office of US Congresswoman Jane Harman (D‑CA), researched for James Mann and David P. Calleo, and worked as research analyst for A.T. Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council.

Before joining GPPi in March 2004, he was a project assistant with the Aspen Institute Berlin and had also been a Fulbright grantee, working as a teaching assistant in Ulm, Germany from 2001 – 2002 and from 2002 – 2003 as a PAD grantee in Berlin.

David is the co-author of Making Global Public Policy: The World Commission on Dams (2004), Stemming the Tide of Conflict Diamonds: the Kimberley Process (2005) and The Calling of a Government Network: The Financial Action Task Force and the Challenges of September 11 (2005).