Chief Executive Officer and Editor
David Rothkopf is the Chief Executive Officer and Editor of Foreign Policy. His most recent book is the internationally acclaimed Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Appearing on multiple best books of 2012 lists, the book was called “incisive and timely” by The Financial Times, “smart” by The New York Times and “astonishingly ambitious” by the New Yorker. He is also the author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making, described by Time Magazine as “perhaps the definitive chronicle of Davos Man” and now available in over two dozen editions worldwide, and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power, hailed by The New York Times as “the definitive history of the National Security Council.” He is now working on a follow-up to Running the World entitled National Insecurity, due out in the spring of 2014.
Rothkopf is President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformational trends, especially those associated with energy choice and climate change, big data, emerging markets and global risk. He is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he chairs the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable. He was formerly chief executive of Intellibridge Corporation, managing director of Kissinger Associates and U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy.
Rothkopf writes a regular column for CNN and has taught international affairs and national security studies at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. He has lectured widely and is the author of more than 400 articles for leading publications worldwide.