Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
7:30 p.m., in the Geneva Room
TIME International Editor Michael Elliott will bring his vast experience in journalism to Hobart and William Smith Colleges as a speaker in the President's Forum series. As the editor who oversees all news media produced abroad by TIME Magazine in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Elliott will discuss the global perceptions and implications of Barack Obama's first days as president.
In his role at TIME Magazine, Elliott oversees all aspects of TIME Asia, TIME Canada, TIME South Pacific and TIME EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Elliott was named editor of TIME International in April 2005 after spending a year as editor of TIME Asia. Before becoming international editor, he served as deputy managing editor of TIME from January 2006 through September 2007.
In the past, he was based in New York as editor-at-large of TIME and the author of its "Global Agenda" column. Since September 11, 2001, he has been one of TIME's leading writers on the international aspects of the war on terrorism and has written many of TIME's cover stories on the ongoing crisis.
Elliott has two degrees from Oxford University and taught at The London School of Economics, giving him further insight into the impact President Obama is already having on the international financial system. Prior to his career in journalism, he was a member of the Central Policy Review Staff in Britain's Cabinet Office, and before that spent eight years teaching in universities in the United States and United Kingdom, ending his academic career with a tenured position at the London School of Economics.