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COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS News release February 1, 2007
Washington Post Columnist and Author Sebastian Mallaby Named Head of
Geoeconomics Center and Deputy Director of Studies
Sebastian Mallaby has joined the Council as Director of theMaurice R.
Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (GEC), Deputy Director of
the Studies Program, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for
International Economics. Founded in 2000, the GEC works to promote a
better understanding among policymakers, academic specialists, and
the interested public of how economic and political forces interact
to influence world affairs. Mallaby has been appointed both head of
the GEC and deputy director of studies to better integrate the
economic and political output of the Council and to raise the
productivity and profile of the GEC.
An experienced journalist and acclaimed author, Mallaby comes to the
Council from the Washington Post, where he was a columnist and
editorial board member. From the Council’s Washington office, Mallaby
will focus on how economics and politics interact to shape
international relations. He will also write a book on hedge funds and
a biweekly column for the Washington Post.
In 2003, Mallaby took temporary leave from the Washington Post to
become a senior fellow at the Council, where he wrote a history of
the World Bank under James D. Wolfensohn. The book, The World’s
Banker (Penguin, 2004), was named an “Editor’s Choice” by the New
York Times and became a Washington Post bestseller. “Sebastian is a
first-rate political and economic analyst, a wonderful writer, and an
experienced observer of U.S. domestic and foreign policy. We are
thrilled to welcome him back to the Council in this capacity,” said
Council President Richard N. Haass.
Before joining the Post in 1999, Mallaby spent thirteen years with
the Economist. From 1997–99, Mallaby was the Economist’s Washington
bureau chief and wrote a weekly column on American politics and
foreign policy. Mallaby has also contributed to numerous other
publications and is the author of After Apartheid: The Future of
South Africa (Times, 1992), which was listed by the New York Times as
one of the notable books of 1992. Mallaby received a degree in modern
history from Oxford University.
About the GEC
The Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (GEC) is one
of the premier venues for work on political economy. The center takes
an entrepreneurial approach to its activities, working with the
Council’s in-house expertise in economics and foreign policy as well
as leading economic policymakers, scholars, and institutions beyond
the Council, to produce informed analysis and relevant policy
prescriptions. The GEC is a major initiative of the Council and
continues to develop world-class programming and publications.