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David Ignatius

David IgnatiusAssociate Editor and Columnist, The Washington Post


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Biography

David Ignatius is an Associate Editor and Columnist for The Washington Post in Washington DC. Since 2003 he has been the author of a twice-weekly, globally distributed column on global politics, economics and international affairs. From 2000-2003 he was the executive editor of the International Herald Tribune. From 1993-1999 he was assistant managing editor at The Washington Post. From 1990-1992 he was foreign editor, and from 1986-1990 editor of Outlook section. From 1976-1986 he was a reporter for Wall Street Journal, including positions as Middle East correspondent from 1980-1983, and chief diplomatic correspondent from 1984-1986. He has numerous publications in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly and others. He is the author of nine novels, including Body of Lies which was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Ridley Scott. His latest novel, The Director, is about hacking and espionage. He is a fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and has taught as an adjunct lecturer at HKS. He received a BA Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies from Harvard College, and an Economics diploma from King’s College, Cambridge University.