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Adi Ignatius, Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Business Review, will discuss the state of the news media in the United States in a talk titled Journalism: a status report from America, on Friday, February 17, 2012.
Ignatius joined the Harvard Business Review as editor-in-chief in January 2009 and led its dramatic reinvention and expansion.
Previously, he was the deputy managing editor of TIME magazine, where he helped oversee the week-to-week editing of the magazine including many of TIME’s special editions, such as the Person of the Year and TIME 100 franchises, and wrote cover stories on Google and on Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Prior to joining TIME, Ignatius worked for many years at the Wall Street Journal, and served as bureau chief in Beijing and Moscow.
He is the editor of two books: President Obama: The Path to the White House and Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang. Both made the New York Times bestseller list.
He received his BA in History in 1981 from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and studied Mandarin at Nankai University in China. He was awarded a Zuckerman Fellowship at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 1990, and is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Asia Society.