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Seth Lipsky Speaker

Seth Lipsky

New York, NY

Founding Editor, the New York Sun

Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Former Senior Editor, Wall Street Journal

Seth Lipsky Speaker Profile:

Seth Lipsky is the Founding Editor of the New York Sun, an independent conservative daily in New York City that ceased its print edition on September 30, 2008.  He has been described in the Boston Globe as “a legendary figure in contemporary journalism,” in the Atlantic.com as having “the most interesting mind in journalism,” and in the New Criterion as “one of our age’s great journalists.” Steve Forbes has called his editorials on monetary reform “brilliant” — “the Federalist Papers for a gold standard.”

He spent 12 years abroad for the Wall Street Journal, six in Asia, and six in Europe. During the climactic years of the Cold War, Lipsky was based in Brussels as editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal’s European edition, for which he and his wife and colleague, Amity Shlaes, witnessed the toppling of the Berlin Wall that the Journal had so long sought.

In 1990, he returned to New York to form a publishing company to bring out in English the famed Forward newspaper that had been published for nearly a century in the Yiddish language. Lipsky was president, chief executive officer, and editor of the Forward for a decade. In 2000, Lipsky and his partners sold their interest in the Forward and founded The New York Sun, of which he was also president, chief executive officer and editor.

He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In recent years he has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia Journalism School, where in recent semesters he has taught a course on editorial writing called “How to Form an Opinion.” He has served as a juror of the Pulitzer Prizes, and in 2010, Lipsky was awarded the Emma Lazarus Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society. Previous recipients include Elie Wiesel, Beverly Sills, Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, and former New York City Mayor Ed Koch.

He is the author of “The Citizen’s Constitution” (2011), a widely- and well-reviewed annotated edition of the Constitution of the United States.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Seth Lipsky’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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