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Staff Writer, The New Yorker

John W. Kluge Distinguished Visitor and Stephen M. Kellen Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2023 and Class of Spring 2020

Susan B. Glasser is a staff writer at the New Yorker, where she writes about American politics.


Glasser served as the editor of several Washington-based publications, most recently of Politico, throughout the 2016 election cycle, and as the founding editor (2013) of Politico Magazine. She previously served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, which won three National Magazine Awards, among other honors, during her tenure. Prior, she worked for a decade at the Washington Post, where she was the editor of national news, oversaw coverage of Bill Clinton’s impeachment, and reported on the influence of money in politics. Glasser also spent four years as the Post’s Moscow co-bureau chief and covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Glasser is the author of Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin’s Russia and the End of Revolution (Scribner, 2005), which she co-authored with her husband, Peter Baker. Her latest book, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III (Doubleday, 2020), also co-authored with Baker, is published in September 2020.

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