Susan Glasser

Susan Glasser

Staff Writer, The New Yorker and former Editor, Politico

Putin, Trump and the New Cold War?

About the Speaker

Susan Glasser is a staff writer at The New Yorker where she writes a weekly column, “Letter From Trump’s Washington.”  She was  founding editor of the award-winning POLITICO Magazine and served as editor throughout the 2016 election cycle.  She spent the past year as Politico’s chief international affairs columnist and host of its Global Politico podcast. 

Ms. Glasser has reported everywhere from the halls of Congress to the battle of Tora Bora. As former editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, she oversaw its relaunch as a daily website as well as print magazine. She spent four years traveling in the former Soviet Union as The Washington Post’s Moscow co-bureau chief, covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and co-authored Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin and the End of Revolution with her husband, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker. They are now working on a biography of former Secretary of State James Baker. 

Ms. Glasser worked for a decade at The Washington Post, where she was a foreign correspondent, editor of the Post’s Sunday Outlook and national news sections, and a political reporter. She started at the Post in 1998 as deputy national editor overseeing the Monica Lewinsky investigation and the subsequent impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and later served as a national political reporter, covering the intersection of money and politics.

Prior to The Washington Post, Ms. Glasser worked for eight years at Roll Call, the newspaper covering the U.S. Congress. A graduate of Harvard University, Ms. Glasser lives in Washington with her husband and their son. She serves on the board of the Pew Research Center and has served on the Harvard Crimson student newspaper.