David Rothkopf is President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformational global trends, notably those associated with energy, security, and emerging markets. He is also a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he has written Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power, a behind-the-scenes history of how foreign policy is made in the White House, hailed as the “definitive book on the subject” by The New York Times. His latest book, Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World they are Making, published in March of 2008, has already won enthusiastic reviews and will appear in two dozen editions worldwide. Additionally, at Carnegie Mr. Rothkopf chairs the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable, which examines the nexus between market concerns and U.S. economic policy making. Mr. Rothkopf is chairman of the National Strategic Investment Dialogue, a forum convening leading institutional investors as they consider critical issues of investment strategy. He is also a member of the advisory board of the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Johns Hopkins/Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Center for Global Development.
Prior to the establishment of Garten Rothkopf, Mr. Rothkopf was chairman, CEO and co-founder of Intellibridge Corporation, a leading provider of international analysis and open-source intelligence for the U.S. national security community and selected investors, financial organizations and other corporations. Before founding Intellibridge, Mr. Rothkopf was managing director of Kissinger Associates, the international advisory firm founded and chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Immediately prior to joining Kissinger Associates, Mr. Rothkopf served as Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. In this capacity, Mr. Rothkopf directed the 2400 employees of the International Trade Administration including the U.S. Commercial Service, the International Economic Policy Bureau, the Bureau of Import Administration and the Bureau of Trade Development. He joined the Clinton Administration in 1993 as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy Development.
Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Mr. Rothkopf was co-founder, chairman and chief executive of International Media Partners, Inc., which published CEO Magazine, and Emerging Markets newspaper and organized the CEO Institutes. Previously, Mr. Rothkopf served as a senior executive and editor at Institutional Investor, Inc. and served in a similar capacity at Financial World Magazine.
Mr. Rothkopf is a frequently cited commentator in leading publications and has appeared as a guest addressing a wide variety of foreign policy issues on most major English-language broadcast networks worldwide. He is the author of over 150 articles on international investment, economic, and policy themes and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer and other leading newspapers. He has also written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Economy, The Journal of International Affairs and a variety of other magazines. In addition to the books cited above, he is the author, co-author, co-editor of and contributor to a variety of books including The Global Century: Globalization and National Security (National Defense University), Cuba: The Contours of Change (Lynn Rienner Publishers), The Price of Peace: Emergency Economic Intervention and U.S. Foreign Policy (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), The Common Market: Uniting the European Community (Franklin Watts) and The Big Emerging Markets (Bernan Press). He was educated at Columbia College of Columbia University and at the Columbia University School of Journalism and has served as an adjunct professor of international affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.
Source: University Programs and Events Planning Resources, April 2008