U.S. foreign policy expert and highly-awarded columnist
U.S. Foreign Policy and the World
Bret Stephens became an op-ed columnist and associate editor for The New York Times in April 2017, after spending 11 years as the author of Global View, the foreign-affairs column of The Wall Street Journal, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 2013. He also served eight years as the Journal’s deputy editorial-page editor, responsible for the newspaper’s global opinion section, as well as a member of the editorial board. Stephens has twice been chairman of Pulitzer Prize juries and is a national judge of the prestigious Livingston Awards. He holds two honorary doctorates. In 2014 he was awarded the Professional Achievement Prize by the University of Chicago, a distinction he shares with composer Philip Glass, astronomer Carl Sagan, and Nobel laureate Gary Becker. In 2014 Penguin published his book America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder. Stephens will deliver a talk on US Foreign Policy and the World during the Tuesday morning GSS and will sign copies of his book, America in Retreat, in the CNS Xperience Lounge immediately following the session.