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James Fallows

James Fallows

National Correspondent: The Atlantic

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine for more than 25 years, based in Washington DC, Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and now Beijing. He was raised in Redlands, California, received his undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Harvard, and received a graduate degree in economics from Oxford. In addition to working for the Atlantic, he has spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, two years as the editor of US News & World Report, and six months as a program designer at Microsoft. He is an instrument-rated private pilot.

Fallows has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award five times and has won once; he has also won the American Book Award for nonfiction. Since the creation of the New America Foundation in 1999 he has been chairman of its board. His latest book is Blind Into Baghdad (2006). ‘Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China’ is forthcoming in January, 2009. He is married and has two sons.

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Location: Independence Ballroom A Level:
John Podesta (Center for American Progress), James Fallows (The Atlantic)
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