Josef Joffe

Publisher, Die Zeit , Hamburg, Germany

Josef Joffe is the editor of the German weekly Die Zeit. Previously he was columnist and editorial page editor of Süddeutsche Zeitung (1985-2000). Abroad, his essays and reviews have appeared in New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Slate, Weekly Standard, Prospect (London), and Commentaire (Paris). He is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post; Time and Newsweek. His second career has been in academia. Affiliated with Stanford’s Institute for International Studies since 1999, he was appointed senior fellow in 2007. He is also courtesy professor of political science and Abramowitz fellow in international relations at the Hoover Institution. He has taught at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Munich. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton and Dartmouth. In 2005, he co-founded the journal The American Interest (with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Elliott Cohen and Francis Fukuyama), where he serves on the executive committee. His most recent book is The Myth of America’s Decline (W.W. Norton, 2013). Dr. Joffe earned a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.