Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor-in-chief, The Atlantic
Leading Journalist on International Relations

An expert on geopolitics and the Middle East

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Biography

Jeffrey Goldberg is Editor-in-chief for The Atlantic, a columnist for Bloomberg View, and one of America’s leading commentators on foreign policy, national security and the Middle East. He is the recipient of numerous honours, including the National Magazine Award for Reporting, for his coverage of Islamist terrorism; the Daniel Pearl Prize for Reporting; the Abraham Cahan Prize; and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Prize for best investigative reporter. Most recently, Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) presented Jeffrey with the 2016 Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting.

Goldberg is a former Middle East Correspondent and former Washington Correspondent of The New Yorker, and a former contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine. Earlier, he covered the Mafia for New York magazine, and he began his career as a police reporter for The Washington Post, for which he covered the crack epidemic of the early 1990s. Goldberg's reporting has taken him across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. He has reported from Gaza, the West Bank, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Sudan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he lived for a month in a Taliban madrasa, or seminary. In his travels, he has interviewed leaders of Hezbollah, Hamas, al Qaeda, the Taliban, Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Islamic Jihad. He has been kidnapped twice while reporting on terrorism, and has covered numerous wars, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as civil wars across Africa.

In safer circumstances, he has also interviewed the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, among other places. He has interviewed President Obama many times on the subject of foreign policy, and he regularly appears on such shows as "Meet the Press," "This Week," "Face the Nation," "The Charlie Rose Show," "The Colbert Report," "The PBS Newshour," "NBC Nightly News," "All Things Considered," and others, to discuss foreign affairs. He has served as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and he was a fellow of the Jerusalem Foundation. He is currently at work on a book exploring the fateful encounter between Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and the Middle East. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.

Topics

Jeffrey tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed below. These are subjects that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest his range and interests. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.

How did we get into this mess?
A brief history of America’s dysfunctional relationship with the Middle East.

Why is the Middle East collapsing?

Five threats to America’s status as the world's sole superpower.

Can the world function without America?
Over the past five or six years, many Americans have entertained the notion that the U.S. would be better off by disengaging from the world’s problems. This is a natural reaction to America’s post 9/11 wars, but it is a dangerous — and impossible — dream. I’ll explain why.

Will Israel survive as a Jewish and democratic state?

How does Israel survive in the deadly Middle East?

What the next president of the United States must do to strengthen our position in the world.

Videos

The Art of Interviewing Henry Kissinger | The Atlantic

Atlantic Editor on Acrimony in U.S.: 'I Have To Imagine That It Actually Gets Worse' | NPR Around the Nation

The Obama Doctrine | Charlie Rose

Should the Jews Leave Europe? | The Aspen Institute

Big Ideas | Aspen Ideas Festival

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