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Nicholas Thompson Speaker

Nicholas Thompson

New York, NY

Editor in Chief, Wired Magazine

Author, "The Hawk and the Dove" (2009)

Former Editor, Newyorker.com

Nicholas Thompson Speaker Profile:

Nicholas Thompson is the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, where he served previously as senior editor from 2005–2010. There, he edited both National Magazine Award-nominated writing and “The Great Escape,” the story that became the feature film Argo. Thompson has also played a pivotal role with The New Yorker—first as senior editor, then as editor of the magazine’s digital platform, where he helped re-design the website, launch the New Yorker app, spark an eight-fold increase in monthly readers, and quadruple the number of new digital subscribers each month (based on his editorial focus on offering loyalty to writers, diversifying the magazine’s social media presence, and publishing “more, better stories”). He is also the author of the critically acclaimed biography The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War.

 Earlier in his career, Thompson worked as a Senior Editor at Legal Affairs, as an editor at the Washington Monthly, and co-founded The Atavist, the National Magazine Award-winning publishing company. He has written on technology and politics for The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Boston Globe, the Los Angeles TimesSlateForeign PolicyThe New RepublicThe New York Observer, and other publications. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV, NBC, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NPR, and CNN, where he is a contributing editor, and CBS, where he is a news contributor. Thompson earned the 21st Century Leader Award from The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, was a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He graduated from Stanford University, where he was a United States Truman Scholar.
 His speaking topics include:
  • Artificial intelligence
  • The future of warfare
  • 1900s history

 

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Nicholas Thompson’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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