Adi Ignatius (born in
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Harvard Business Review
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''. He joined the magazine in January 2009.
Previously, he was deputy managing editor for ''
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'', where he was responsible for many of its special editions, including the Person of the Year
and ''Time'' 100
franchises. Previously, Ignatius served as ''Time''
's executive editor starting in 2002, responsible for the magazine's business and international coverage. He wrote frequently for the magazine, including cover stories on
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and the 2007 Person of the Year profile of Russian leader
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. Ignatius joined ''Time'' as Deputy Editor of ''Time Asia'' in 1996, based in
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, and was named Editor of that edition in 2000.
Prior to joining ''Time'', Ignatius worked for many years at the ''
Wall Street Journal
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'', serving as the newspaper's bureau chief in
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and later in
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. He later served as managing editor of the ''Central European Economic Review'' and business editor of the ''
Far Eastern Economic Review
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'', publications owned by Dow Jones
Ignatius was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship at
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School of International and Public Affairs
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(SIPA) in 1990. He received a bachelor's degree in history in 1981 from
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. He is a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations
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and the Asia Society
and sits on the advisory board of the journalism school at SUNY
Paul Robert Ignatius (born November 11, 1920) is an American government official who served as Secretary of the Navy between 1967 and 1969 and was the Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Lyndon Johnson Administration.
Life and career
, served as United States Secretary of the Navy
from 1967 to 1969. His brother, David Ignatius
, is an editor and columnist for ''
The Washington Post
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Ignatius is coeditor, of the book '' Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang
''. The book is based on audiotapes that
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, the former Premier of the People's Republic of China, recorded at home during 1999 and 2000.
In 2008, Ignatius was editor of the book ''President Obama: The Path to the White House'', which was a ''
The New York Times Bestseller List
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[''President Obama: The Path to the White House,'' Time (December 23, 2008), ]
American male journalists
Time (magazine) people
Year of birth missing (living people)
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University alumni
People from Burbank, California
Haverford College alumni