Moisés Naím is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also the chief international columnist for El País and La Repubblica, Spain’s and Italy’s largest dailies, and a contributing editor to the Atlantic. Naím is also the host and producer of Efecto Naím, a weekly television program on international affairs that airs throughout the Americas via DirecTV (NTN24).
Before joining Carnegie, Naím was the editor in chief of Foreign Policy for fourteen years. During his tenure, the magazine was relaunched and won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence three times. He is author of many scholarly articles and more than ten books on international economics and politics. His most recent book, The End of Power (2013), a New York Times bestseller, was selected by the Washington Post and the Financial Times as one of the best books of the year. The End of Power was also Mark Zuckerberg’s inaugural pick for his 2015 “A Year of Books” initiative.
In 2011, Naím was awarded the Ortega y Gasset prize, the most prestigious award in Spanish journalism. The British magazine Prospect named him one of the world’s leading thinkers in 2013, and the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute of Switzerland ranked him among the top 100 global thought leaders in 2014 and 2015.
Naím’s public service includes his tenure as Venezuela’s minister of trade and industry in the early 1990s, director of Venezuela’s Central Bank, and executive director of the World Bank. He was also a professor of business and economics and dean of IESA, Venezuela’s main business school. He is chairman of the board of the Group of Fifty as well as a member of the board of the Open Society Foundations.