|Born||David J. Rothkopf|
December 24, 1955
|Alma mater||Columbia University (1977) and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism|
|Occupation||Political Scientist, Journalist, CEO|
|Children||Joanna Rothkopf Laura Rothkopf|
David J. Rothkopf (born 24 December 1955) is a professor of international relations, political scientist and journalist. He is the founder and CEO of The Rothkopf Group, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a visiting professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a prolific author. From 2012 to May 2017, he served as CEO of the FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy magazine, ForeignPolicy.com, presents FP Events, and is a division of Graham Holdings Company. Rothkopf was first announced as CEO and Editor-at-Large in 2012, when Foreign Policy was owned by the Washington Post Company.
He is also President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformational global trends, notably those associated with energy, security, and emerging markets.
Early life and education
Rothkopf was born to a Jewish family. His father survived the Holocaust while three dozen of his relatives did not. Rothkopf is a 1977 graduate of Columbia College and attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
He is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he chairs the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable, and chairman of the National Strategic Investment Forum Dialogue, a forum convening leading institutional investors for discussions about critical issues of investment strategy. In addition, Rothkopf serves or has recently served as a member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Global Development, and the Center for the Study of the Presidency.
Prior to the establishment of Garten Rothkopf, Rothkopf was the chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Intellibridge Corporation, a leading provider of international analysis and open-source intelligence for the U.S. national security community and selected investors, financial organizations and other corporations. Before founding Intellibridge, Rothkopf was managing director of Kissinger Associates, the international advisory firm founded and chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Immediately prior to joining Kissinger Associates, Rothkopf served as Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. In this capacity, Rothkopf directed the 2400 employees of the International Trade Administration including the U.S. Commercial Service, the International Economic Policy Bureau, the Bureau of Import Administration, and the Bureau of Trade Development. He joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy and Development.
Before joining the Clinton Administration, Rothkopf was co-founder, chairman and chief executive of International Media Partners, Inc., which published CEO Magazine, and Emerging Markets newspaper, and organized the CEO Institutes. Previously, Rothkopf served as a senior executive and editor at Institutional Investor, Inc. and served in a similar capacity at Financial World magazine.
Rothkopf is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught international affairs at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Columbia University's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and has lectured at leading universities including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, the National Defense University and the Naval War College.
In 2018, Rothkopf became a media consultant for the United Arab Emirates.
|How Fear Drives American Politics, TED Talks|
- Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power (2006) (ISBN 1-58648-423-0), which was described by David E. Sanger in The New York Times as "the definitive history of the National Security Council."
- Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making, published in 2008, was described by Rana Foroohar in Time Magazine as "perhaps the definitive chronicle of Davos Man."
- Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government-and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead (ISBN 0-374-53367-9), published in 2012, was well received in the popular press.
- National Insecurity: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in an Age of Fear, 2014.
- The Great Questions of Tomorrow, 2017.
He is the author, co-author, co-editor of and contributor to additional books including The Global Century: Globalization and National Security (National Defense University), Cuba: The Contours of Change (Lynn Rienner Publishers), The Price of Peace: Emergency Economic Intervention and U.S. Foreign Policy (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), The Common Market: Uniting the European Community (Franklin Watts) and The Big Emerging Markets (Bernan Press).
- "David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
- "David Rothkopf Is out as Editor of Foreign Policy| Adweek". Retrieved 2017-06-16.
- "Foreign Policy - the Global Magazine of News and Ideas".
- N/A, N/A. "The Washington Post Company Renamed Graham Holdings". Graham Holdings Company. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- Hagey, Keach (20 Jan 2012). "FP becomes FP Group". Politico magazine. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- "FP Analytics - Foreign Policy Group".
- Rothkopf, David (January 8, 2018). "Israel Is Becoming an Illiberal Thugocracy, and I'm Running Out of Ways to Defend It". Haaretz.
I am a Jew. Three dozen of my relatives died in the Holocaust. My father, before he fled the Nazis, was an active member of Zionist youth organizations.
- N/A, N/A. "David Rothkopf Expert Page". Carnegie Endowment. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- N/a, N/A. "National Strategic Investment Dialogue". National Strategic Investment Dialogue. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- N/A, N/A. "Columbia University World Leaders Forum". Columbia University. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- N/A, N/A. "The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress". The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- "David Rothkopf: National Insecurity: America in the 21st Century". World Affairs Council. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
- Greenwald, Glenn (22 October 2018). "MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice". The Intercept.
- "How Fear Drives American Politics". TED Talks, 18:00. March 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
- Sanger, David (25 Jun 2010). "In Week of Tests, Obama Reasserts His Authority". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- Foroohar, Rana (26 Jan 2013). "Davos Wisdom, 2013: Five Lessons from the Global Forum". Time Magazine. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- Luce, Edward (12 Feb 2012). "Recovery, but a cold and grey one". Financial Times. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- Friedman, Thomas (13 March 2012). "Capitalism, Version 2012". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- Lemann, Nicholas (23 April 2012). "Evening the Odds". The New Yorker. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
- "National Insecurity" book review on The Wall Street Journal
- Rothkopf's current blog at ForeignPolicy.com
- Podcast Lecture: Stanford Technology Ventures Program Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Series: Concentrated Power in a Global Economy, April 16, 2008
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- "Look Who's Running the World Now", The Washington Post, March 12, 2006.
- Radio interview on WFMU/The Speakeasy with Dorian about the economic crisis of 2009 and his book Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making, March 16, 2009
- Appearances on C-SPAN