James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on Internet and communications policy in the new AEI Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy.
A scholar, diplomat, and journalist, Glassman rejoins AEI after having served as under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, during which time he led America’s public diplomacy outreach and inaugurated the use of new Internet technology in these efforts, an approach he christened “public diplomacy 2.0.” He was also chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the independent federal agency that oversees all US government nonmilitary international broadcasting. Most recently, Glassman was instrumental in the creation of the George W. Bush Institute, where he remains the founding executive director.
Before his government service, Glassman was a senior fellow at AEI, where he specialized in economics and technology and founded The American, AEI’s magazine, which he led as editor-in-chief until his departure from AEI in 2007.
In addition to his government service, Glassman was a former president of The Atlantic, publisher of The New Republic, executive vice president of US News & World Report, and editor-in-chief and co-owner of Roll Call. As a columnist for The Washington Post, Glassman wrote about political and economic issues. He was also the host of CNN’s “Capital Gang Sunday” and of PBS’s “TechnoPolitics.” In 2000, he cofounded TCS, a technology and policy website. His most recent book is “The Secret Code of the Superior Investor” (Crown Forum).
Glassman has a B.A. in government from Harvard College where he was a managing editor of The Crimson.
Founding Executive Director, George W. Bush Institute, 2009–present
Columnist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 2004–present
Contributing Columnist, Forbes, 1997–present
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, 2008–09
Chairman, Broadcasting Board of Governors, 2007–08
Senior Fellow, AEI, 1996–2008
Founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher, The American, 2006–08
Columnist, Scripps Howard News Service, 2004–06
Member, Advisory Board on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World, 2003
Host, TCS, 2000–06
Syndicated Financial Columnist, The Washington Post, 2001–04
Columnist, International Herald Tribune, 1999–2004
Analyst, KCRW Santa Monica’s “Left, Right, and Center,” 2001-02
Chief Columnist, FOLIOfn, 2001
Host, PBS’s “TechnoPolitics,” 1995–99
Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post, 1993–99
Moderator, CNN’s “Capital Gang Sunday,” 1995–98
Editor and Co-owner, Roll Call, 1987–93
Executive Vice President, US News & World Report, 1984–86
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