Daniel Kurtz-Phelan Editor, Foreign Affairs; Peter G. Peterson Chair
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is Editor of Foreign Affairs. He previously spent three years as Executive Editor of the magazine and served in the U.S. State Department, including as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. His narrative history of George Marshall’s post–World War II mission to China, The China Mission, was published by WW Norton in 2018 and named a best book of the year by The Economist and an editor’s pick by The New York Times Book Review. His writing has also appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. Follow him on Twitter @dankurtzphelan.
Stuart Reid Executive Editor
Stuart Reid has written for such publications as The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Politico Magazine, and Slate. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College. Follow him on Twitter @stuartareid.
Justin Vogt Executive Editor
Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in 2011, Justin Vogt was the managing editor of World Policy Journal. Earlier, he was a research editor and fact-checker at The New Yorker, an associate producer on documentary films for the PBS series Frontline, and the business manager of the independent music label Palace Records. His writing has been published by The New Yorker, The New York Times, Slate, and other outlets. Follow him on Twitter @Justin_Vogt.
Kate Brannen Deputy Editor
Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in 2021, Brannen was the editorial director at Just Security. Earlier, she worked as a national security and Pentagon reporter at Foreign Policy and Politico. Her writing has also been published by The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter @K8brannen.
Hugh Eakin Senior Editor
A former senior editor at The New York Review of Books, Hugh Eakin has written widely about political change, art, and immigration in northern Europe and the Middle East. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and his book, Picasso's War, was published by Crown in 2022. Follow him on Twitter @HughEakin.
Ty McCormick Senior Editor
Ty McCormick joined Foreign Affairs in 2019. A former foreign correspondent in Nairobi and before that in Cairo, he has reported from more than a dozen countries in Africa and the Middle East. From 2015 to 2018, he served as Africa Editor of Foreign Policy, where he led a team of reporters that won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for a series on African migration. He has also written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and National Geographic. His book, Beyond the Sand and Sea: One Family's Quest for a Country to Call Home, was published by St. Martin's Press in 2021.
Alexandra Starr Senior Editor
Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in 2021, Alexandra Starr was a Spencer fellow at Columbia University's School of Journalism. She has also served as a visiting journalist at the Russell Sage Foundation, an Emerson fellow at the New America Foundation, and NPR's immigration correspondent. Her writing has appeared in publications including Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Mother Jones.
Kanishk Tharoor Senior Editor
Kanishk Tharoor's writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Guardian, The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Yorker, and Paris Review, and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. He is the presenter of the BBC radio series Museum of Lost Objects. He is the author of Swimmer Among the Stars, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2017, a collection of short fiction that was a Guardian Book of the Year and a NPR Book of the Year. Follow him on Twitter @kanishktharoor.
Katherine Zoepf Senior Editor
Katherine Zoepf's writing and reporting have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Diplomat, among other publications. She has served as staff editor at The New York Times and senior editor at Reuters Commentary. Her book, Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Women Who are Transforming the Arab World, was published by The Penguin Press in 2016. A past fellow at the New America Foundation, she has also taught journalism at New York University. Follow her on Twitter @katherinezoepf.
Daniel Block Associate Editor
Prior to joining Foreign Affairs in 2021, Daniel Block was executive editor at the Washington Monthly. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Boston Globe, and other publications. From 2017 to 2018, he was a Luce Scholar writing for The Caravan and living in Delhi, India. Follow him on Twitter @dblock94.
Elise Burr Staff Editor
Elise Burr holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College. Before joining Foreign Affairs, she worked as a Middle East correspondent for The Economist.
Julia Fleming-Dresser Staff Editor
Julia Fleming-Dresser holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MPhil in history from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs, she worked at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. Follow her on Twitter @juliaflemingd.
Joel Nelson Assistant Editor
Joel Nelson has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in history from the University of Cambridge, and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs, he worked as an adviser to the British Secretary of State for International Development.
Rachel Powell Social Media Editor
Rachel Powell joined Foreign Affairs in September 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and human rights from Barnard College of Columbia University.
Elizabeth Howard Senior Copy Editor
Elizabeth Howard has decades of experience copyediting works on American history, world history, historic architecture, landscape architecture, and conservation. Before joining Foreign Affairs, she was the copyeditor for MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History for 14 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of Michigan.
Ed Johnson Art Director
Ed Johnson has worked as an editorial art director and designer for more than a decade, including time as Creative Director at Institutional Investor, Art Director at Foreign Policy, and Production and Creative Director at the New York Observer. Freelance clients include The Atavist Magazine, Politico and more. His work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, the Society for News Design and the Society of Illustrators, among other organizations, and was included in the Best American Infographics 2016 book. Follow him on Twitter @edxjohnson.
Michaela Staton Assistant Art Director
Michaela Staton holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Anderson University and a master’s degree in communication and typeface design from the University of Reading. Before joining Foreign Affairs, she worked as a designer for a variety of advertising, public relations, and branding firms.
Irina Hogan Editorial Operations Manager
Before joining Foreign Affairs, Irina Hogan worked in the development department of the New York Public Library. She holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration from the University of Bucharest.
Shannon Nolan Editorial Assistant
Shannon Nolan holds a bachelor’s degree in English and International Studies from Dickinson College, and an MPhil in public history from Trinity College Dublin. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs, she was a bookseller at several independent bookstores, with expertise in nonfiction comics and graphic novels.
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Lisa Anderson (Middle East)
Lisa Anderson is the James T. Shotwell Professor Emerita of International Relations at Columbia University. Anderson served as provost and then president of the American University of Cairo between 2008 and 2015. From 1996 to 2006, she was dean of the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Earlier, she served as chair of the political science department at Columbia and as director of the university's Middle East Institute. She has also taught at Harvard and Princeton and has written extensively on politics in the Middle East, global public policy, higher education, and international research. She currently serves on the board of Scholars at Risk.
Barry Eichengreen (Economic, Social, and Environmental)
Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee professor of economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His books include The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era and Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History.
Richard Feinberg (Western Hemisphere)
Richard Feinberg is Professor of International Political Economy at the University of California, San Diego's Graduate School of Global Policy and Strategy. 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 and a bachelor's degree in European History from Brown University.
Lawrence Freedman (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 (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.
Maria Lipman (Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Republics)
Maria Lipman is the editor of Point & Counterpoint, an online journal published by the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University. From 2003 to 2014, she served as editor-in-chief of Pro et Contra, a policy journal published by the Carnegie Moscow Center. From 2001 until 2011, Lipman wrote a column on Russian politics, media, and society for The Washington Post. Earlier, she was co-founder and deputy editor of two Russian weekly magazines, Itogi (Summing Up) and Ezhenedel’ny Zhurnal (Weekly Journal).
Jessica T. Mathews (The United States)
Jessica T. Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. From 1997 to 2015, she served as Carnegie’s president. Prior to that, she was director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Washington Program and a senior fellow at CFR. Earlier in her career, she served as deputy to the U.S. undersecretary of state for global affairs during the Clinton administration and as director of the Office of Global Issues at the National Security Council during the Carter administration.
Andrew Moravcsik (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 (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 (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.
Stephanie Solomon Vice President; Chief Revenue Officer, Foreign Affairs
Stephanie Solomon joined Foreign Affairs in April 2018. Most recently, she worked for Upside, a startup business travel website from the founder of Priceline.com and consulted for Columbia University’s marketing department. Prior to that, Stephanie spent 17 years at Time Inc. in a variety of senior roles across consumer marketing, finance, and strategy. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Jonathan Chung Circulation Operations Director
Jonathan Chung joined Foreign Affairs in July 2010. He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Bentley University.
Carlos A. Morales Director, Digital Analytics and Audience Development
Michael Pasuit Advertising Director
Michael Pasuit heads the advertising department, overseeing the advertising sales and operations of the magazine. His dog's name is Chicko Marx.
Nora Revenaugh Director of Product
Nora Revenaugh holds a bachelor's degree in Writing, Literature, & Publishing from Emerson College and a papal indulgence from Benedict XVI for walking the Camino de Santiago. She has pursued other studies at the World Academy of Music & Dance in Ireland, the Cortiva Institute in Boston, and the Djerassi Resident Artist's Program in California. She was a touring Mainstage storyteller and remains on the teaching artist staff for The Moth, an NPR-affiliated non-profit.
Grace Finlayson Assistant Manager, Product Operations
Grace Finlayson started at Foreign Affairs in 2017. She holds a BA in Public Relations and Global Studies from Hofstra University.
Tasia Fischer Assistant Manager, Product Operations
Before joining the Foreign Affairs team, Tasia Fischer managed creative content and capacity building of fundraising staff in 20+ country offices for Save the Children U.S. She has six years of nonprofit marketing experience and received her BA from the University of Connecticut in International Relations with a thematic focus on Human Rights and a minor in Human Rights.
Elizabeth Earles, Assistant Manager, Advertising
Elizabeth Earles joined Foreign Affairs in October 2021. Earlier, she worked for a global public relations firm, where she managed internal and external communications for a variety of international clients. She holds bachelor’s degrees in public relations and Spanish from Auburn University as well as a master of arts in international relations, with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean studies, from New York University.
Maria Elena Portes, Advertising Operations Assistant
Maria Elena Portes joined Foreign Affairs in September 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications and French from Wake Forest University.
Joy Burton, Audience Development and Digital Analytics Associate
Joy Burton worked in audience development for NBC News, MSNBC, and Today before joining Foreign Affairs in April 2022. She earned her bachelor of arts in journalism from Indiana University and is completing her master of arts in media studies at Syracuse University.
Caitlin Joseph, Email Operations Coordinator
Iva Zoric Vice President, Global Communications and Media Relations
Iva has managed media strategy, crisis communications, and strategic partnerships for the Council on Foreign Relations since 2012. She oversees media relations for Foreign Affairs. Before that, she worked as a television producer on the PBS program Charlie Rose, BBC World News, and the ABC News program This Week.
Susan Nelson Associate Director, Global Communications and Media Relations
Before joining the Foreign Affairs team in 2022, Susan spent three years working on communications for the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, she worked for an international public affairs consultancy, where she managed the firm's Europe and North Africa offices. She holds a joint degree in international relations and Middle East studies from the University of St. Andrews and the College of William and Mary.