Expertise: Corruption, national security law, Southeast Asia, illicit finance
Trevor Sutton is a fellow for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Previously, Sutton worked at the U.N. Development Programme, where he advised on anti-corruption issues and carried out investigations in Africa and Central Asia. He also served as a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he focused on defense policy in East and Southeast Asia, and as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Sutton has published on a range of legal and foreign policy issues, including a forthcoming book on the constitutional legacy of the War on Terror written with Yale Law School professor Owen Fiss. Sutton holds a B.A. from Stanford University; an M.Phil. from Oxford, where he was a Marshall scholar; and a J.D. from Yale. He speaks Mandarin and French. In addition to his work at American Progress, Sutton serves as an advisor to the New York-based firm Veracity Worldwide, where he advises clients on political and corruption risks and corporate social responsibility.