Adam Garfinkle


1951 –


Who is Adam Garfinkle?

Adam M. Garfinkle is the editor of The American Interest, a bimonthly public policy magazine. He was previously editor of another such publication, The National Interest. He has been a university teacher and a staff member at high levels of the U.S. government. He was a speechwriter to more than one U.S. Secretary of State.

Garfinkle was a speechwriter for both George W. Bush's Secretaries of State, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He was editor of The National Interest and left to edit The American Interest magazine in 2005. Francis Fukuyama, Eliot Cohen, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Josef Joffe, and Ruth Wedgwood were among the magazine's founding leadership.

Early in his career, Dr. Garfinkle worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He taught American foreign policy and Middle East politics at the University of Pennsylvania and The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He has also taught at Drexel University, Widener College, Haverford College, and Tel Aviv University. He served on the staff of the National Security Study Group of the US Commission on National Security/21st Century, as an aide to General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and an assistant to Senator Henry M. Jackson. As of 2009, he was a member of the project "Middle East at Harvard".

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Jun 1, 1951
Washington, D.C.
Also known as
  • Adam M. Garfinkle
  • Judaism
  • University of Pennsylvania

on July 23, 2013


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