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Editor and Peter G. Peterson Chair
Gideon Rose was appointed Editor of Foreign Affairs in October 2010. He was Managing Editor of the magazine from 2000-2010. He has also served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and Deputy Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught American foreign policy at Princeton and Columbia. He is the author of How Wars End (Simon & Schuster, 2010).
Jonathan Tepperman was appointed Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs in January 2011. He previously worked at Foreign Affairs from 1998-2006 before moving to Newsweek International, where he was Deputy Editor in charge of Asia, Europe, Africa, and Middle East coverage, and then to Eurasia Group, where he was Managing Editor and a director. He has written for a range of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, The American Prospect, and others. He has law degrees from Oxford and New York University.
Deputy Managing Editor
Kathryn Allawala joined Foreign Affairs in March 2007. She holds a master’s degree in political science from New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Follow her on Twitter @kallawala.
Deputy Managing Editor
Prior to joining Foreign Affairs, Justin Vogt was the managing editor of World Policy Journal. Earlier, he worked on the editorial staff of The New Yorker and as an associate producer on documentary films for Frontline. His writing has been published by The New Yorker, Slate, The Washington Monthly, and other outlets. He holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Brown University. Follow him on Twitter @Justin_Vogt.
Stuart Reid has a bachelor's degree in Government from Dartmouth College, where he served as an editor at The Dartmouth and wrote a senior thesis on the role of individual leaders in international relations. Follow him on Twitter @stuartareid.
Deputy Web Editor
Before joining Foreign Affairs, Cameron Abadi was a story editor at The New Republic. Prior to that, he was an associate editor at Foreign Policy and a foreign correspondent based in Germany and Iran. His writing has been published by The New Republic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times Magazine, Der Spiegel, and others. He holds a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's degree form the Free University of Berlin. Follow him on Twitter at @CameronAbadi.
Frederick Deknatel holds a master's degree in modern Middle Eastern studies from Oxford University and a bachelor's degree in history and Arabic from Vassar College. A former Fulbright fellow in Syria, he has written for The Nation, The National (Abu Dhabi), Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter @FreddyDeknatel.
Harrison Monsky holds a bachelor's degree in History from Yale University. He previously worked for the World Security Institute and at the Woodrow Wilson Center for former U.S. Representative Jane Harman. Follow him on Twitter @monk_monsky.
Ann Tappert has been a freelance manuscript editor for over ten years, working for a number of publishers on both academic and trade books. She holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sarah Foster holds an MS.MBA dual-degree in public and nonprofit management and information systems, a master’s in arts administration, and a bachelor’s in French language and literature from Boston University.
Christine Clark holds a bachelor's degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. She previously worked at the American University in Cairo and for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Book Review Panel
Book Reviewer: Middle East
John Waterbury served as President of the American University of Beirut (AUB) from 1998 until 2008. Before joining AUB, he was for 20 years a Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. At Princeton, he also served as Director of the Center of International Studies and as Editor of the journal World Politics. His scholarship focused on the political economy of developing countries with a special emphasis on the Middle East. His books include A Political Economy of the Middle East (with Alan Richards), The Nile Basin: National Determinants of Collective Action, and The Hydropolitics of the Nile Valley. He recently worked as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi on higher education, and is currently teaching at New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi.
Richard N. Cooper
Book Reviewer: Economic, Social, and Environmental
Richard N. Cooper is Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University. His primary interests are International economics, including international trade and international monetary economics, international environmental and energy issues. He is author of What the Future Holds: Insights from Social Science; Prospects for the World Economy; Trade Growth in Transition Economies: Export Impediments for Central and Eastern Europe; and Boom, Crisis and Adjustment: The Macroeconomic Experiences of Developing Countries, 1970-1990.
Book Reviewer: Western Hemisphere
Richard Feinberg is Professor of International Political Economy at the University of California, San Diego's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. He has previousy served as Senior Director of the National Security Council's Office of Inter-American Affairs, as President of the Inter-American Dialogue, and in the Treasury and State departments. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
Book Reviewer: Military, Scientific, and Technological
Sir Lawrence Freedman has been Professor of War Studies at King's College, London since 1982. In 2002 he became Head of the School of Social Sciences and Public Policy at King's College London. Before joining King's he held research appointments at Nuffield College Oxford, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995, he was appointed Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign in 1997.
G. John Ikenberry
Book Reviewer: Political and Legal
G. John Ikenberry is the Albert G. Milbank Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He has taught at Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania and served as Co-Director of the Lauder Institute of Pennsylvania and as a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of numerous publications, including After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint and the Rebuilding of Order after Major Wars; State Power and World Markets: The International Political Economy; and Reasons of State: Oil Politics and the Capacities of American Government.
Book Reviewer: Eastern Europe/Former Soviet Republics
Robert Legvold is Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He specializes in the foreign policy of the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet states, and his current research interests focus on the international relations of the post-Soviet region and their impact on the international politics of East Asia and Western Europe. He is on the Executive Committee of the Harriman Institute and was Director of Soviet Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1978-84.
Walter Russell Mead
Book Reviewer: The United States
Walter Russell Mead is the James Clark Chase Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and Editor‐at‐Large of The American Interest. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Mead was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, serving as the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy from 2003 until his departure. His most recent book is God and Gold: Britain, America and the Making of the Modern World.
Book Reviewer: Western Europe
Andrew Moravcsik is Professor of Politics and International Affairs, and Director of the European Union Program, at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. From 1992 to 2004, he held similar positions at Harvard University. He has authored over 100 scholarly publications on European integration, transatlantic relations, international organization, the democratic legitimacy of multilateral institutions, and global human rights. His current research focuses on European integration, international relations theory, historical methods, and Asian regional cooperation. He is Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and Contributing Editor of Newsweek, and has published over 100 commentaries and policy analyses in Financial Times, Prospect, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere. His policy experience on three continents includes service as trade negotiator for the U.S. government, special assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, editor of a Washington-based foreign policy journal, assistant in the press office of the European Commission, and in various other policy-related positions. He holds a BA from Stanford, an MA from Johns Hopkins (SAIS), and a PhD from Harvard University.
Andrew J. Nathan
Book Reviewer: Asia and Pacific
Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He writes on Chinese politics and foreign policy, the comparative study of political participation and political culture, and human rights. He is also co-chair of the board of Human Rights in China, a member of the board of Freedom House, and a member of the Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch, Asia. His books include Chinese Democracy, The Great Wall and the Empty Fortress: China's Search for Security (with Robert S. Ross); The Tiananmen Papers (co-edited with Perry Link); and China’s New Rulers: The Secret Files (co-authored with Bruce Gilley).
Nicolas van de Walle
Book Reviewer: Africa
Nicolas van de Walle is the Director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University. He is the Jack S. Knight Professor of International Studies with an appointment in the Government Department. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington. He has taught also at Michigan State University, and has worked at The World Bank and The United Nations Development Program. He has published widely on democratization issues as well as on the politics of economic reform in Africa and on the effectiveness of foreign aid. In addition to authoring over thirty five journal articles and book chapters, he has authored African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999 (2001), Democratic Experiments in Africa: Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspectives (1997), Improving Aid to Africa (1996) and Of Time and Power: Leadership Duration in the Modern World (1991). He is also the co-editor of Beyond Adjustment: The Institutional Foundations of African Development (2003), Agenda for Africa's Economic Renewal (1996) and Foreign Aid in Africa: Learning from Country Experiences (1997). He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1990. Van de Walle joined the Foreign Affairs book review panel beginning with the May/June 2004 issue.
Lynda Hammes joined the magazine in 2003, and became publisher in 2012. Her favorite pieces from the archive include the Clash of Ideas and Robert Sapolsky's article on what primatology can tell us about war & peace.
Business Administrator, Office of the Publisher
Katie Sedgwick joined Foreign Affairs in February 2007 and, as Business Administor of the Office of the Chief Information Officer and Publisher, splits her time between her responsibilities with Foreign Affairs and The Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia.
Prior to joining Foreign Affairs as the senior marketing manager in August 2007, Emilie Harkin worked at The New Republic as the Associate Director/Online.
Jonathan Chung joined Foreign Affairs in July 2010. He holds a BS in marketing from Bentley University.
Before joining the sales staff of Foreign Affairs in 2004 to handle west coast advertising sales, Richard Wanderer has been a career advertising salesman for other major publishing companies. Mr. Wanderer is also an attorney and a member of the California Bar. He has devoted considerable spare time in the past for pro bono causes.
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Manager, Business Development
Christine Leonard joined Foreign Affairs in February 2011. She previously worked at the magazines France Today and France-Amérique. She holds a BA in International Relations and French from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in French Studies from New York University.
Rene joined Foreign Affairs in November 2013. In his role, he works to establish corporate and digital partnerships for the magazine. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs, Rene was an Account Executive at the Clinton Global Initiative. He holds a B.S. in Sports Management from St. John’s University.
Hannah Cassius joined Foreign Affairs in May 2013. She holds a bachelor's degree in International Studies from Vassar College, where she worked as a multimedia developer and as a digital journalist producing content for academic publication.
Director, Web Management and Development
Tom directs the CFR Web Management and Development Department, which operates ForeignAffairs.com, cfr.org, and other CFR Web properties. Once an aspiring scholar of 18th-century British literature, Tom studied for the English Ph.D. at UCLA but, along with just about everybody in California, switched careers to the Web during the dot-com ka-boom of the 1990s. Website management positions with Linuxcare, Juice Software, and other impressively funded but ultimately luckless start-ups followed. He joined the CFR staff in February 2003. Tom still takes a little snack of Edward Gibbon every day.
Deputy Director, Web Management and Development
Mr. Frappier joined the Council on Foreign Relations in 1999 and is Deputy Director for Website Management and Development. The office oversees the online initiatives for the Council, including cfr.org and ForeignAffairs.com. Prior to joining the Council, he worked as a website design consultant.
Web Production Associate
Frank Brunetti is a freelance Web developer living in Brooklyn, New York. He produces all of the Web pages at ForeignAffairs.com and its Spanish-language site, foreignaffairs-esp.org. Prior to joining the Foreign Affairs Web team in April 2003, Frank produced the technologyreview.com Web site at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.
Lisa Shields has served as Vice President, Global Communications and Media Relations, for the Council on Foreign Relations since 2003, where she is responsible for managing media relations across the nonpartisan, independent institution, its nearly 75 scholars, and President Richard N. Haass. She oversees marketing strategy and messaging for all CFR content, including publications, its award-winning website CFR.org, as well as Foreign Affairs, its editor Gideon Rose, and ForeignAffairs.com.
A CFR member for more than a dozen years, Shields directed CFR's online initiatives "Campaign 2000," and "Terrorism: Questions & Answers," and was formerly co-chair of the Term Member Advisory Council. She is editor-in-chief of The Chronicle, the monthly newsletter for CFR's nearly 4,500 members, and 200 corporate members.
Prior to CFR, Ms. Shields was an editorial producer and on-the-ground booker for several ABC News programs including Primetime Live, Good Morning America, and Day One. Ms. Shields received her BA in international affairs from the American University in Paris, and her master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She also did coursework at Harvard University, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Deputy Director, Global Communications and Media Relations
Before joining CFR, David served as the supervising producer and managing writer for The McLaughlin Group. He has also worked as a columnist for the Hill and as a policy associate with the Project on Middle East Democracy. He holds an LLM in international law from New York University School of Law, a law degree from American University, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Rutgers College.