Mark Hannah, Ph.D. is a research fellow at the Eurasia Group Foundation, where he leads a project exploring the benefits of a more restrained U.S. foreign policy. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a political partner at the Truman National Security Project. He recently led a research initiative focused on global media freedom and public culture as a fellow at New York University's Institute for Public Knowledge.
Hannah is an affiliate of the Global Freedom of Expression initiative at Columbia University, a former board member of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and a member of PEN America. He teaches at New York University and previously taught at The New School and Queens College.
A veteran of the Kerry and Obama presidential campaigns, he was a regular commentator on MSNBC, FOX News, and CNBC during the Obama administration. He his writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, TIME, USA Today, PBS, NBC News, The Huffington Post, The Hill, Politico, and elsewhere. His research has been cited widely, including by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Foreign Affairs. He is the author of The Best 'Worst President' - What the Right Gets Wrong About Barack Obama (Dey Street/HarperCollins, 2016).
As a former public affairs strategist at Edelman Public Relations, Hannah has advised well-known corporate and non-profit clients, and continues to counsel clients on an ad hoc basis as principal of Gristmill Public Affairs, LLC.
Hannah studied at the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), Columbia University (M.S.), and the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (Ph.D.).
A native Cape Codder, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons.