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James Traub

Global Affairs & Politics Writer

Global Affairs & Politics Writer

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James Traub Biography

James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he has worked since 1998. He has written extensively about international affairs and especially the United Nations, as well as national politics, urban affairs and education.

In recent years, he has reported from, among other places, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt, Iran, Sudan, Guinea Bissau, Congo, Sierra Leone, Angola, Georgia, Kosovo, and Haiti. His weekly column on foreign policy, "Terms of Engagement," appears on foreignpolicy.com, the website of Foreign Policy magazine.

Traub's most recent book is The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not The Way George Bush Did). In 2006 he published The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in The Era of American World Power.

Traub teaches a class on American foreign policy as part of New York University's Sheikh Mohammad Scholarship Program in Abu Dhabi. He is a senior fellow of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, a fellow of the Center on International Cooperation, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently writing a biography of John Quincy Adams and speaks regularly about foreign affairs on CNN's In The Arena, and through several other venues.

James Traub Speaking Topics

  • You Can't Mistreat People Forever: The Revolution in the Arab World

  • The UN: Can't Live Without It, Can't Make It Better

  • Afghanistan: Neck Deep in the Big Muddy

  • Some People Just Won't Listen to Reason: Barack Obama's Painful Education on World Affairs

James Traub Videos

  • James Traub: The Bush Doctrine - YouTube
  • James Traub: The backlash of elites on Vimeo

James Traub Books

  • John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit
    John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit
  • The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did)
    The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did)
  • The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
    The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
  • The Devil's Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
    The Devil's Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square
  • City on a Hill: Testing the American Dream at City College
    City on a Hill: Testing the American Dream at City College
  • Too Good to Be True: The Outrageous Stor
    Too Good to Be True: The Outrageous Stor

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James Traub is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as You Can't Mistreat People Forever: The Revolution in the Arab World, The UN: Can't Live Without It, Can't Make It Better, Afghanistan: Neck Deep in the Big Muddy and Some People Just Won't Listen to Reason: Barack Obama's Painful Education on World Affairs. The estimated speaking fee range to book James Traub for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. James Traub generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amy Goodman, Daniel Altman, Robert Bryce, Calvin Trillin and John Zogby. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Traub for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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