Moisés Naím Ph.D., Former Chair

Former editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, Moisés Naím served 14 years as head of one of the world’s leading publications on international politics and economics and winner of the 2003 and 2007 National Magazine Award for general excellence. Foreign Policy circulates in 161 countries and is simultaneously published in eleven different languages.

Dr. Naím has written extensively on international political economy, economic development, international finance, world politics, and globalization’s unintended consequences. His opinion columns appear in the Financial TimesEl Pais,NewsweekTIME, Corriere della SeraLe MondeBerliner Zeitung and many other internationally-recognized  newspapers and magazines.   He is the author or editor of eight books including Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy, a best seller selected by the Washington Post as one of the best nonfiction books of 2005. Illicit is published in 18 languages and is the subject of a two-hour TV special produced by National Geographic Film and Television for worldwide broadcasting.

Dr. Naím is a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Media Council, which is composed of the 100 most influential media figures in the world. He is the Chairman of the Group of Fifty, a select network of CEO’s of Latin America’s largest corporations and also a board member of the National Endowment for Democracy.  Moisés Naím is returning to Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he has previously served as an executive director at the World Bank and directed policy studies on economic reforms. He also served as Venezuela’s minister of trade and industry in the early 1990′s.

Prior to his ministerial position, he was a professor and dean at IESA, a business school and research center in Caracas.   Dr. Naím holds MSc and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.