David Ignatius is an Associate Editor and Columnist at The Washington Post in Washington DC.
Born in May 1950 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. BA Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies; Harvard College. Economics diploma, King’s College, Cambridge University. Since 2003 author of twice-weekly, globally distributed column on global politics, economics and international affairs. 2000-2003 executive editor of the International Herald Tribune. 1993-1999 assistant managing editor for business news at the Washington Post. 1990-1992 foreign editor, 1986-1990 editor of Outlook section. 1976-1985 reporter for Wall Street Journal, 1980-1983 Middle East correspondent, 1984-1985 chief diplomatic correspondent. Numerous publications in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly and others. The author of nine novels, including “Body of Lies” which was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Ridley Scott. His latest novel, “The Director,” is about hacking and espionage. He is a fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and has taught as an adjunct lecturer at HKS.