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Editor, The American Interest, Washington, DC

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Spring 2003

Adam Garfinkle is founding editor of The American Interest. Before founding the magazine, in 2005, he served in 2003-05 as principal speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning). He has also been editor of the National Interest and has taught at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and other institutions of higher learning.


Garfinkle served as a member of the National Security Study Group (as chief writer) of the US Commission on National Security/21st Century (the Hart-Rudman Commission), and as an aide to Senator Henry M. Jackson. A widely published scholar, Garfinkle has received awards and grants from the US Department of State, Fulbright Fellowship Program, German Marshall Fund, United States Institute of Peace, and the Moshe Dayan Center for the Study of Middle Eastern and African Affairs (Tel Aviv University).


Garfinkle’s most recent book is Jewcentricity: How the Jews Get Praised, Blamed and Used to Explain Nearly Everything (Wiley, 2009). His Telltale Hearts: The Origin and Impact of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement (St. Martin’s) was named a “notable book of the year” (1995) in the New York Times Book Review. Among Garfinkle’s publications are several on Jewish subjects. He also publishes an occasional fiction or humor piece. Garfinkle received his PhD in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania (1979).

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