Jonathan Tepperman is the Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy magazine and the author of "The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline," which The New York Times called "an indispensable handbook" and which was longlisted for the 2016 Financial Times Business Book of the Year. His 2016 TED Talk, which was drawn from his book, has been viewed almost a million times.
Tepperman started his career working as a speechwriter for US Ambassador Morris B. Abram in Geneva, Switzerland. He then spent time as a foreign correspondent and studied law in England and New York. In 1998, he joined Foreign Affairs magazine as a junior editor. A few years later, he moved to Newsweek, where he was deputy editor of the international edition. After a short stint as a political risk consultant, he returned to Foreign Affairs as Managing Editor in 2011. He was named Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy in September 2017.
Tepperman has written for a long list of publications, including Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Newsweek, and others, on subjects ranging from international affairs to books to municipal politics to food.
He has interviewed more than a dozen world leaders, including Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto, Indonesia’s Joko Widodo, and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame.
He is the coeditor of the books "The U.S. vs. al Qaeda" (2011), "Iran and the Bomb" (2012), and "The Clash of Ideas" (2012).
Tepperman has a BA in English from Yale (1993), an MA in law from Oxford (1997), and an LLM in law from New York University (1997). He is Vice Chairman of the Halifax International Security Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Fellow of the New York Institute of Humanities. Tepperman grew up in Canada and now lives in Brooklyn with his family.