WASHINGTON, April 2—Moisés Naím, editor-in-chief of the award-winning Foreign Policy magazine, will rejoin the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. As a senior associate in Carnegie’s International Economics Program, Naím will continue to analyze international economics and politics, trade and investment, multilateral organizations, economic reforms, and the economic, political, and cultural consequences of globalization.

Making the announcement, Jessica Mathews, president of the Endowment, said:

“We could not be more pleased to welcome back Moisés. When Carnegie sold Foreign Policy to the Washington Post Company in October 2008, it was a recognition of its tremendous growth under Moisés’ leadership. While building a prestigious, nationally recognized magazine, Moisés continued to lead the field in understanding how globalization shapes the world. Joining Uri Dadush and a team of experts around the world, Moisés will provide the fresh thinking that policy makers need to address the post-crisis global economy.”

Naím said:

“Coming back to the Carnegie Endowment is an exciting opportunity. Joining a truly global think tank whose scholars are driven to tackling some of the thorniest problems of our time is a great privilege.”

During Naím’s 14 years at Foreign Policy, he transformed the publication from an academically-oriented journal to an ambitious glossy magazine which has won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in three out of the past six years. Additionally, ForeignPolicy.com has quickly established itself as the daily destination for people engaged with global ideas and now receives more than 1.2 million unique visitors a month.

Susan Glasser, who succeeds Naím as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, said:

“It couldn’t be more of an honor to succeed Moises. He is a true visionary who imagined a great magazine—and then went out and created it.”

Naím has served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy since 1996. Previously, he served as Venezuela's minister of trade and industry and played a central role in the initial launching of major economic reforms in the early 1990s.



  • Moisés Naím, currently editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, will join the Carnegie Endowment in August. He has written extensively on international economics and global politics, economic development, and the unintended consequences of globalization. He is the author or editor of eight books and his last one, Illicit: How Smugglers Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, was selected by the Washington Post as one of the best books of the year and was translated into 18 languages. A documentary based on Illicit, produced by National Geographic and PBS, won an Emmy in 2010. Naím’s columns are published every Sunday by Spain’s El Pais and Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore and reprinted by more than forty leading newspapers worldwide.

    Naím served as Venezuela’s minister of trade and industry and played a central role in the initial launching of major economic reforms in the early 1990s. Prior to his ministerial position, he was professor of business and economics and dean at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas. He was also the director of the project on economic reforms at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and served as executive director at the World Bank. Naím is a member of the board of directors of the National Endowment for Democracy, International Crisis Group, Population Action International, and the Group of Fifty.

    Naím holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • The Carnegie International Economics Program monitors and analyzes short- and long-term trends in the global economy, including macroeconomic developments, trade, commodities, and capital flows, and draws out policy implications. The current focus of the Program is the global financial crisis and the policy issues raised. Among other research, the Program examines the ramifications of the rising weight of developing countries in the global economy.
  • The International Economic Bulletin draws on the expertise of Carnegie's global centers to provide a candid view of the economic crisis and its political implications. Addressing the momentous challenges of the economic downturn will require objectivity, and the ability to analyze the political dimensions of reforms around the world.