Senior Fellow


Trevor Sutton is a senior fellow for National Security and International Policy at American Progress. Previously, Sutton worked at the U.N. Development Programme and International Organization for Migration, where he advised on anti-corruption issues. He also served as a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense 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 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 is a senior adviser for foreign policy at Human Rights First.


Seafood Slavery Report

Seafood Slavery

Recent media investigations have revealed regular use of forced labor in the international seafood supply chain. Here’s how the U.S. government and the private sector should respond to curtail these abuses.

Violence and Peace Report
People march in protest to demand justice over the murder of environmentalist and indigenous leader Berta Caceres in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Friday, April 1, 2016. It has been almost one month since she was shot four times by gunmen who broke into her home. Caceres, who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize pushing a grassroots campaign opposing a controversial dam project, had complained of death threats from police, the army and landowners’ groups before she was slain. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

Violence and Peace

In countries across the world, corrupt officials conspire with criminal actors to profit off of human misery. The United States and its international partners should do more to hold both groups accountable for their abuses.

Trevor Sutton

UNCLOS Won’t Help America in the South China Sea In the News

UNCLOS Won’t Help America in the South China Sea

Mike Fuchs and Trevor Sutton discuss why gaining an advantage in the South China Sea is not a reason the United States should ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Michael Fuchs, Trevor Sutton

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