Andrew Crosby

Managing Director

Andrew Crosby is part of ICTSD’s Senior Management team. He is in charge of ICTSD’s communications and publishing operations, acting as Editor-In-Chief for its widely recognised Bridges series of periodicals that engage global policy maker and influencer communities on policy developments. He oversees ICTSD’s research publications, which are authored by leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, and numbering approximately 80 publications annually. Mr. Crosby provides strategic direction for ICTSD programmes in the areas of digital economy and services; innovation; and agriculture and food security. Mr. Crosby was ICTSD’s first programmes director from 1997 to 2002, a period that led to the establishment of ICTSD as a globally recognised leader on trade and sustainable development. He re-joined ICTSD in 2009. With a background in strategic communications, electoral politics, and organisational management, Mr. Crosby brings extensive experience to ICTSD in reaching and engaging diverse communities. He was a founder of the American Political Network in 1988 which produced, The Hotline, the first national daily journal on US politics. Earlier in his career he conducted research for corporations and advocacy organisations to guide political action, market strategy, and fund development. From 2002 to 2009 he was the managing editor of the Nonprofit Quarterly, a field-based journal dedicated to advancing management practice in nonprofit organisations. He earned a Master in Public Administration from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1996, and a BA in Political Science from New York University in 1985. He is citizen of the United States of America and currently resides in Switzerland.


Opinion

24 August 2016
President Obama recently stated that he would make the case for why the US should ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) , an international integration agreement ( encompassing 12 countries and some 40 percent of global GDP ) that sets its ambitions beyond traditional trade agreements. When...
16 September 2011
As another WTO public forum pulls into view this week - an unimaginable event for some of us who struggled to be heard back in the 1990s - the opportunity presents itself to look afresh at the trade system that has evolved since Marrakesh and the role that civil society can play in shaping it into...

Bridges news

16 September 2011
As another WTO public forum pulls into view this week - an unimaginable event for some of us who struggled to be heard back in the 1990s - the opportunity presents itself to look afresh at the trade system that has evolved since Marrakesh and the role that civil society can play in shaping it into...
17 May 2000
Amidst the many disagreements at Seattle, governments largely agreed that mandated negotiations on services should continue as planned under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). With the commencement of negotiations on trade in services, the GATS and services issues are moving to...