James F. Hoge Jr.

James F. Hoge Jr.

Former Board Chair, 2010-2013

James Hoge is Senior Advisor to Teneo Intelligence.  Previously, Mr. Hoge was for 19 years Editor of Foreign Affairs, a bi-monthly, non-partisan magazine of analysis and commentary on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Prior to joining Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hoge spent three decades in newspaper journalism as a Washington correspondent, then editor and publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times and finally as publisher of The New York Daily News. Mr. Hoge has been a Fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Freedom Forum Media Center at Columbia University and on the American Political Science Association's Congressional program.

He is the Vice Chairman of the International Center for Journalists, a member of the advisory board of the Center for Global Affairs at NYU-SCPS and of the Watson Institute at Brown University.

James Hoge is the former Editor of Foreign Affairs, a bi-monthly magazine of analysis and commentary on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. During his 18 years as editor, Foreign Affairs has more than doubled its circulation to an all-time high of 161,000 and has also launched editions in Spanish, Japanese and Russian.

The magazine was founded in 1922 by the Council on Foreign Relations, itself only a year old at the time.  Although editorially independent, Foreign Affairs serves the same non-partisan purposes as the Council to educate the public on key international challenges and to enrich the debate on policy choices.

Prior to joining Foreign Affairs, Mr. Hoge spent three decades in newspaper journalism as a Washington correspondent, then editor and publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times and finally as publisher of The New York Daily News. Under his direction, the Sun-Times won six Pulitzer Prizes and the Daily News one. Mr. Hoge has been a Fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Freedom Forum Media Center at Columbia University and on the American Political Science Association's Congressional program. He is the former Chairman of the International Center for Journalists, a director of the Center for Global Affairs at NYU, and a director of several other non-governmental organizations.

On October 1, 2010, he retired from Foreign Affairs and become chairman of Human Rights Watch until 2013. He writes, lectures, and has edited several books on international affairs.