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David J. Rothkopf (born 24 December 1955) is an American professor of international relations, political scientist and journalist. He is the founder of and CEO of the Rothkopf Group, a visiting professor at the
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, a prolific author, and host of the podcast ''Deep State Radio''. In 2018, Rothkopf became a registered foreign agent and media consultant for the United Arab Emirates, receiving $540,000 in 2018 alone.


Early life and education

Rothkopf was born to a Jewish family. His father survived the
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while three dozen of his relatives did not. Rothkopf is a 1977 graduate of Columbia College and attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has two daughters, Joanna and Laura Rothkopf.


Career

Rothkopf served as a senior executive and editor at Institutional Investor (magazine), Institutional Investor, Inc. and served in a similar capacity at ''Financial World'' magazine. Later, Rothkopf co-founded and served as chairman and chief executive of International Media Partners, Inc., which published ''CEO'' magazine and ''Emerging Markets'' newspaper and organized the CEO Institutes. In 1993, he joined the Clinton administration as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy and Development. Rothkopf later served as Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, directing the 2,400 employees of the International Trade Administration including the U.S. Commercial Service, the International Economic Policy Bureau, the Bureau of Import Administration, and the Bureau of Trade Development. He left government service and became managing director of Kissinger Associates, the international advisory firm founded and chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. In 1999, he co-founded and served as chairman and CEO of Intellibridge, Intellibridge Corporation, a provider of international analysis and open-source intelligence for the U.S. national security community and selected investors, financial organizations and other corporations. In 2012, the Washington Post Company, then a division of Graham Holdings Company, named Rothkopf CEO of the FP Group and editor at large of its ''Foreign Policy'' magazine, ForeignPolicy.com, and FP Events. He served until May 2017. Later, he co-founded and served as president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformational global trends, notably those associated with energy, security, and emerging markets. He was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he chaired the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable, and chairman of the National Strategic Investment Forum Dialogue, a forum convening leading institutional investors for discussions about critical issues of investment strategy. In addition, Rothkopf serves or has recently served as a member of the advisory boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Center for Global Development, and the Center for the Study of the Presidency. Rothkopf is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught international affairs at
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, Columbia University's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and has lectured at leading universities including Harvard, Columbia University, Columbia, Yale University, Yale, Princeton University, Princeton, Oxford University, Oxford, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Stanford, the National Defense University and the Naval War College. A Democrat, he has said he voted for President Barack Obama twice.


Bibliography

* ''Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power'' (2006) (), which was described by David E. Sanger in ''The New York Times'' as "the definitive history of the United States National Security Council, National Security Council." * ''Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making'', published in 2008, was described by Rana Foroohar in ''Time (magazine), Time'' magazine as "perhaps the definitive chronicle of Davos man." * ''Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government-and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead'' (), published in 2012, was well received in the popular press. * ''National Insecurity: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in an Age of Fear'',"National Insecurity" book review
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2014. * ''The Great Questions of Tomorrow'', 2017. * ''Traitor: A History of American Betrayal from Benedict Arnold to Donald Trump'', 2020. He is the author, co-author, co-editor of and contributor to additional books including ''The Global Century: Globalization and National Security'' (National Defense University), ''Cuba: The Contours of Change'' (Lynne Rienner Publishers), ''The Price of Peace: Emergency Economic Intervention and U.S. Foreign Policy'' (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), ''The Common Market: Uniting the European Community'' (Franklin Watts) and ''The Big Emerging Markets'' (Bernan Press).


References


External links


Rothkopf's current blog
at ForeignPolicy.com
Rothkopf bio
at ForeignPolicy.com
Stanford Technology Ventures Program Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Series: Concentrated Power in a Global Economy
Podcast Lecture at Stanford, April 16, 2008.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
''The Washington Post'', March 12, 2006.
Radio interview
on WFMU/The Speakeasy with Dorian about the economic crisis of 2009 and his book ''Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making'', March 16, 2009. * {{DEFAULTSORT:Rothkopf, David 1955 births American chief executives American male non-fiction writers American political writers Columbia College (New York) alumni Columbia University alumni Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumni Foreign policy writers Jewish American government officials Jewish American writers Living people Members of the Council on Foreign Relations Writers about globalization 21st-century American Jews