Appointee Directory

James Glassman -- Department of State
Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy

James K. Glassman is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington public policy think tank, where he specializes in issues involving economics, technology and financial markets. He is also host of, a public affairs website that concentrates on matters of technology and public policy. He also writes a syndicated financial column, which appears on the front page of the business section of the Washington Post every Sunday and is published in other newspapers, including the New York Daily News and the International Herald Tribune. He is the author of The Secret Code of the Superior Investor (Crown), published in January 2002. He is a popular speaker on economic, political and investing topics. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Glassman was editor and part-owner of Roll Call, the twice-weekly newspaper that covers Congress. Prior to that, he had a long career in magazine publishing -- as president of the Atlantic Monthly, executive vice president of U.S.News & World Report and publisher of the New Republic. He has also had extensive television experience - as host of two weekly series, Capital Gang Sunday on CNN and TechnoPolitics on PBS. He has been a guest on ABC's Nightline, CNN's Crossfire, PBS's Charlie Rose Show, CNN's Larry King Show, and others. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, Forbes, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and others. He was formerly executive editor of the Washingtonian magazine, editor and publisher of the Provincetown (Mass.) Advocate and of Figaro, a newspaper he founded in New Orleans shortly after graduating from college. Mr. Glassman has given frequent congressional testimony, recently on subjects as varied as telecommunications policy, Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, Social Security reform, and personal investing. His first book Dow 36,000 (Times Books), a bestseller co-authored with the economist Kevin Hassett, was praised by Newsweek's Allan Sloan for its "wonderfully clear explanations of financial theory [and] excellent advice on general investing approaches." He is the recipient of, among other honors, the Norman B. Ture Award of the Tax Foundation for contribution toward sound tax policy and the Warren Brookes Award of the American Legislative Exchange Council for distinguished journalism. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was managing editor of the university daily, The Crimson. He has two daughters and lives in New York and Falls Village, Conn.

James Glassman