Sherle R. Schwenninger directed New America's Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs. He was founding director of the World Economic Roundtable, a program that brought together thought leaders from business, finance, and public policy in regular meetings to remap the global economy after the Great Recession. One of the founders of New America, he served as treasurer from 1999 to 2007 and also as director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program.
Schwenninger was founding editor of World Policy Journal from 1983 to 1992, and served as director of the World Policy Institute at The New School from 1992 to 1996. He was also director of the Institute's Policy Studies Program and its Transnational Academic Program. More recently, Schwenninger served as senior program coordinator for the Project on Development, Trade, and International Finance at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has been a founding member of and adviser to the EU Rim Policy and Investment Council. Schwenninger writes and speaks frequently on questions involving the U.S. and world economies and on issues related to American foreign policy and international economic strategy.