TIME International Editor Michael Elliott will bring his vast experience in journalism to Hobart and William Smith Colleges as the next 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.
The talk, titled “Obama’s First 100 Days: What the World is Watching,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. All are welcome.
“There is no one more qualified than Michael Elliott to present world perspectives on the United States and President Obama,” said President Mark D. Gearan. “Michael Elliott will give us an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the expectations the global community has for our new president as well as to anticipate how those expectations could impact U.S. policy.”
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.
For TIME Magazine stories by Elliott, click here.
After Elliott’s visit to the Colleges, the President’s Forum Series will welcome its third speaker, Tara Wall, The Washington Times’ Deputy Editorial Page Editor and Columnist at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 in the Geneva Room.