is editor of the World vetical at ThinkProgress.org. Prior to joining ThinkProgress, Hayes worked as a contractor at the Department of Homeland Security. He’s been a blogger since 2011, and had his writing on international affairs appear at Foreign Policy and the Week. He's also given commentary on radio and television with the BBC, CBC, and MSNBC. Despite being one of the rare DC residents who was born in Washington, DC, Hayes graduated with a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University in 2010.