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Frederick Kempe

President and Chief Executive Officer, The Atlantic Council of the United States, USA

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Fred Kempe has held the position of president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council since December 1, 2006. His latest book, BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth (foreword by Gen. Brent Scowcroft) was published by Putnam May 10, 2012 and is a New York Times bestseller.

Under his leadership, the Council has achieved significant growth while considerably expanding its staff, work, and influence in areas that include international security, business and economics, energy and environment, and global issues of transatlantic interest ranging from Asia to Africa.

He comes to the Council from a long and prominent career at the Wall Street Journal, where he won national and international recognition while serving in numerous senior editorial and reportorial capacities. He is the author of four books, and a regular commentator on television and radio both in Europe and the United States.

Mr. Kempe left the Journal following more than a quarter century of distinguished work. His last position with the paper was in New York, where he served as assistant managing editor, international, and "Thinking Global" columnist. Prior to that, he was for seven years the longest serving editor and associate publisher ever of the Wall Street Journal Europe, simultaneously functioning as European editor for the Global Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2005. During this time he managed six news bureaus, several satellite offices, a Brussels news desk operation, and he oversaw European and Middle Eastern reporting.

Throughout his tenure as editor and associate publisher, the newspaper won a number of awards including the prestigious Harold Wincott Award as UK Business Journal of the Year, the Media Tenor Award as the top international paper in Europe, and multiple "Business Journalist of the Year" prizes from the World Leadership Forum in London. His teams participated in two Pulitzer Prizes.

In 2002, the European Voice, a leading publication following European Union affairs, selected Mr. Kempe as one of the 50 most influential Europeans, although he is American, and one of the four leading journalists in Europe. He has been a frequent television and radio commentator for, among others, CNBC, the BBC, and German radio and television. As managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe from 1992–1997, he founded and managed the Central European Economic Review (CEER), which covered the countries of the former Soviet bloc. In 1993 he also co-founded Convergence, a magazine on Europe’s digital economy.

Mr. Kempe joined Journal in 1981 in London before opening the paper's Vienna bureau in 1984. He transferred to Washington, DC in 1986 as chief diplomatic correspondent, and in 1990 opened its Berlin bureau. As a reporter, he covered a number of significant stories, including the rise of solidarity in Poland and the growing resistance to Soviet rule, the coming to power of Mikhail Gorbachev in Russia and all his summit meetings with Ronald Reagan, war reporting in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon in the 1980s, and the American invasion of Panama. He also covered the unification of Germany and the collapse of Soviet communism.

Mr. Kempe has written three books that have been published in several languages: Divorcing the Dictator: America's Bungled Affair with Noriega; Siberian Odyssey: A Voyage into the Russian Soul; and Father/Land: A Personal Search for the New Germany. His fourth, Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the World’s Most Dangerous Place, was released May 10, 2011 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons and was a New York Times hardback bestseller.

Mr. Kempe is a graduate of the University of Utah and has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a member of the International Fellows program in the School of International Affairs. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Maryland University College and from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a visiting fellow at Oxford University's Said School of Business. He has won the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's top alumni achievement award and the University of Utah's prize for the top young alumnus.

He serves on a number of boards of directors, including the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, and is on the advisory board of the Transatlantic Policy Network as well as the international advisory council of Atlantik-Bruecke e.V. in Berlin. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Group of Admiral James Stavridis, Commander, US European Command (EUCOM). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Kempe speaks German and is the son of German immigrants who came to the United States before World War II. His wife, Pamela Meyer, is the CEO of Simpatico Networks. They live with their daughter, Johanna, in Washington, DC.

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Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Father/Land: A Personal Search for the New Germany

Father/Land: A Personal Search for the New Germany

Siberian Odyssey: A Voyage Into the Russian Soul

Siberian Odyssey: A Voyage Into the Russian Soul

Divorcing The Dictator: America's Bungled Affair with Noriega

Divorcing The Dictator: America's Bungled Affair with Noriega

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  • A Long-Term Strategy for Dealing With Iran and Iranians

    "Preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state," says Atlantic Council President Fred Kempe, "is the most significant, immediate foreign policy ...

  • The growing Franco-German schism | Thinking Global

    By Frederick Kempe .... Either way, it's a good read Frederick, thanks. .... Wall Street Journal editor and reporter, and president and CEO of the Atlantic Council,  ...

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Frederick Kempe Biography

Fred Kempe has held the position of president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council since December 1, 2006. His latest book, BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth (foreword by Gen. Brent Scowcroft) was published by Putnam May 10, 2012 and is a New York Times bestseller.

Under his leadership, the Council has achieved significant growth while considerably expanding its staff, work, and influence in areas that include international security, business and economics, energy and environment, and global issues of transatlantic interest ranging from Asia to Africa.

He comes to the Council from a long and prominent career at the Wall Street Journal, where he won national and international recognition while serving in numerous senior editorial and reportorial capacities. He is the author of four books, and a regular commentator on television and radio both in Europe and the United States.

Mr. Kempe left the Journal following more than a quarter century of distinguished work. His last position with the paper was in New York, where he served as assistant managing editor, international, and "Thinking Global" columnist. Prior to that, he was for seven years the longest serving editor and associate publisher ever of the Wall Street Journal Europe, simultaneously functioning as European editor for the Global Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2005. During this time he managed six news bureaus, several satellite offices, a Brussels news desk operation, and he oversaw European and Middle Eastern reporting.

Throughout his tenure as editor and associate publisher, the newspaper won a number of awards including the prestigious Harold Wincott Award as UK Business Journal of the Year, the Media Tenor Award as the top international paper in Europe, and multiple "Business Journalist of the Year" prizes from the World Leadership Forum in London. His teams participated in two Pulitzer Prizes.

In 2002, the European Voice, a leading publication following European Union affairs, selected Mr. Kempe as one of the 50 most influential Europeans, although he is American, and one of the four leading journalists in Europe. He has been a frequent television and radio commentator for, among others, CNBC, the BBC, and German radio and television. As managing editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe from 1992–1997, he founded and managed the Central European Economic Review (CEER), which covered the countries of the former Soviet bloc. In 1993 he also co-founded Convergence, a magazine on Europe’s digital economy.

Mr. Kempe joined Journal in 1981 in London before opening the paper's Vienna bureau in 1984. He transferred to Washington, DC in 1986 as chief diplomatic correspondent, and in 1990 opened its Berlin bureau. As a reporter, he covered a number of significant stories, including the rise of solidarity in Poland and the growing resistance to Soviet rule, the coming to power of Mikhail Gorbachev in Russia and all his summit meetings with Ronald Reagan, war reporting in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon in the 1980s, and the American invasion of Panama. He also covered the unification of Germany and the collapse of Soviet communism.

Mr. Kempe has written three books that have been published in several languages: Divorcing the Dictator: America's Bungled Affair with Noriega; Siberian Odyssey: A Voyage into the Russian Soul; and Father/Land: A Personal Search for the New Germany. His fourth, Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the World’s Most Dangerous Place, was released May 10, 2011 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons and was a New York Times hardback bestseller.

Mr. Kempe is a graduate of the University of Utah and has a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a member of the International Fellows program in the School of International Affairs. He has received honorary doctorates from the University of Maryland University College and from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a visiting fellow at Oxford University's Said School of Business. He has won the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's top alumni achievement award and the University of Utah's prize for the top young alumnus.

He serves on a number of boards of directors, including the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC, and is on the advisory board of the Transatlantic Policy Network as well as the international advisory council of Atlantik-Bruecke e.V. in Berlin. He also serves on the Senior Advisory Group of Admiral James Stavridis, Commander, US European Command (EUCOM). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Kempe speaks German and is the son of German immigrants who came to the United States before World War II. His wife, Pamela Meyer, is the CEO of Simpatico Networks. They live with their daughter, Johanna, in Washington, DC.

Frederick Kempe Videos

  • 2011 Atlantic Council Awards Dinner - Fred Kempe - YouTube

Frederick Kempe Books

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  • How to book Frederick Kempe?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Frederick Kempe for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Frederick Kempe, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Frederick Kempe or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Frederick Kempe?

    Booking fees for Frederick Kempe, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Frederick Kempe, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Frederick Kempe?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Frederick Kempe for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Frederick Kempe for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Frederick Kempe or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Frederick Kempe or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Frederick Kempe Speaker Videos

  • 2011 Atlantic Council Awards Dinner - Fred Kempe - YouTube

Frederick Kempe News

  • Thinking Global

    Frederick Kempe ... Frederick Kempe .... policy makers over breakfast at the fourth annual Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit here on the IEA's World ...

  • A Long-Term Strategy for Dealing With Iran and Iranians

    "Preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state," says Atlantic Council President Fred Kempe, "is the most significant, immediate foreign policy ...

  • The growing Franco-German schism | Thinking Global

    By Frederick Kempe .... Either way, it's a good read Frederick, thanks. .... Wall Street Journal editor and reporter, and president and CEO of the Atlantic Council,  ...

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