Lee Drutman

Lee Drutman is a senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America.

Drutman is the author of Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Business of America is Lobbying (Oxford University Press, 2015), winner of the 2016 American Political Science Association’s Robert A. Dahl Award, given for “scholarship of the highest quality on the subject of democracy.”

Drutman is also the co-host of the podcast Politics in Question, a lecturer at The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, and writes regularly for FiveThirtyEight. He has also published numerous pieces in the New York TimesWashington PostVoxNBC Think, and Foreign Policy, among many other outlets.

Drutman holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Brown University.

In 2021, Drutman was named one of Washington’s Most Influential People by Washingtonian magazine.