James K. Glassman is widely recognized as an expert on economics, finance, technology, and international affairs. With a career that spans the fields of business, politics, media, and government, he has a unique, multi-discipline perspective on complex financial matters. His extensive television experience includes a three-year stint as host of Capital Gang Sunday, the weekly CNN public affairs panel show, and a similar period as host of TechnoPolitics. He currently hosts PBS’s Ideas in Action, which explores public policy issues, from teacher pay to the use of Internet in the opposition movement in Iran. Currently he is also a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investor advisory committee.
He is the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, an action-oriented think tank and an integral part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. He served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, where he directed the government’s strategic communications. Before that, he was chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which supervises taxpayer-funded, non-military, international TV and radio. Mr. Glassman is a former senior fellow of the American Enterprise Institute, where he focused on matters of economics, finance, and technology. He also served as a member of the President’s Commission on the 21st Century Workforce and the Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy in the Arab and Muslim World.
Mr. Glassman is the author of three books on finance; the most recent is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence. He has served as president of the Atlantic Monthly Company, publisher of the New Republic, editor-in-chief and co-owner of Roll Call, and executive vice president of U.S. News & World Report. From 1993–2004, he was the primary financial columnist for the Washington Post, and his articles on finance, economics, and foreign policy have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, and various other publications.