Prior to joining Teneo, James was Editor of Foreign Affairs, a bi-monthly, non-partisan magazine of analysis and commentary on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
During his 18 years as editor, Foreign Affairs more than doubled its circulation to an all-time high of over 160, 000 and also launched editions in Spanish, Japanese and Russian. The magazine was founded in 1922 by the Council on Foreign Relations to educate the public on key international challenges and to enrich the debate on policy choices.
Prior to joining Foreign Affairs, James spent three decades in newspaper journalism as a Washington correspondent, then editor and publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times, and finally, as publisher of The New York Daily News.
James has been a Fellow at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Freedom Forum Media Center at Columbia University and on the American Political Science Association’s Congressional program. He is a former Chairman of Human Rights Watch and The International Center for Journalists, as well as a member of the advisory board of the Center for Global Affairs at NYU-SCPS and of Brown University’s Watson Institute.