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BLP sources Scott L. Malcomson (born 1961) is an author, former reporter, former U.S. government official, research fellow, and consultant in the United States. He was a foreign editor for New York Times Magazine from 2004 until 2011 and has written for publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian, and The World Post. He has worked for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and was a senior official at the United Nations and U.S. State Department. Malcomson is a fellow at the New America's International Security program. He reported and writes about issues such as globalism based on his experiences and work on six continents.
Malcomson was born in California in 1961. He grew up in Oakland and graduated from University of California, Berkeley, where he wrote for and edited The Daily Californian. Malcomson moved to New York City in the 1980s and wrote for publications including The Village Voice. He has also written for The London Review of Books, The New Republic, Transition, Lettre Internationale, Film Quarterly, Daily Beast, ArtForum, Huffington Post, Colors and The Nation. He worked for thr Berggruen Institute in 2012 and 2012 and was director of communications for the International Crisis Group from 2013 until 2015. He also taught journalism and entrepreneurism at New York University.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and PEN.
- Tuturani: A Political Journey in the Pacific Islands (1990) Empire’s *Edge: Travels in South-eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia (1994)
- One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race (2000)
- Generation’s End: A Personal Memoir of American Political Power after 9/11 (2010)
- Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce Are Fragmenting the World Wide Web (2016)