Visiting Media Fellow, International Peace and Security
Scott has been working and reporting in the area of international peace and security for more than 30 years, starting with his undergraduate thesis at Berkeley on political reform in late-imperial China (published in the Berkeley History Review). He is now looking forward to the publication in January of his fifth book, Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce are Fragmenting the World Wide Web. Scott was Foreign Editor for The New York Times Sunday magazine from 2004 to 2011, and Foreign Affairs Op-Ed Editor from 2001 to 2003. He also served as Senior Editor for the Voice Literary Supplement.
More recently, Scott was Director of Communications for the International Crisis Group and for Berggruen Institute. He has also served as a senior adviser for the State Department and the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (Vieira de Mello), and editorial advisor for Google’s Eric Schmidt and Google Ideas head Jaren Cohen.