Evan Lewis

Evan Lewis

Evan Lewis is currently the Research Associate at WorldPublicOpinion.org, where he participates in the creation and analysis of international polls on issues, such as Human Rights, democracy, Climate Change, international institutions, diplomacy, and terrorism.  At the same time Evan has worked with the Program on International Policy Attitudes, which studies American attitudes on domestic and international issues, such as US involvement in Iraq, Trade, Non-proliferation, America’s role in the world, and Healthcare Policy.

Prior to working at PIPA, Evan has worked as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University, and a Lecturer for the University of Maryland.  Evan’s publications include staff participation in dozens of reports by PIPA and WPO, and co-authored an article in Political Science Quarterly—“Misperceptions, the Media, and the Iraq War”—and in “American hegemony: preventive war, Iraq, and imposing democracy”.  Evan has also presented at the International Studies Association and taught lectures on Smart Growth, Nuclear Power, American attitudes on Aid to Africa, and Nazism and Fascism,.  Evan has a B.A. in International Relations and Economics at the University of Colorado, a M.A. at the American University in International Politics, and is currently working to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in International Relations and Political Economy.


May 24, 2010

To what extent should global leaders listen to world public opinion? In this essay, Evan Lewis argues that American presidents tend to shun public opinion and rely on "expert" advice in making foreign policy decisions. If Barack Obama continues this trend, global public opinion of the United States will remain suspect.