David Ignatius earned a BA magna cum laude in Social Studies at Harvard College and an Economics diploma at King’s College, Cambridge University. Since 2003 he has been the author of a twice-weekly, globally distributed column on global politics, economics, and international affairs. From 2000-2003 he was the executive editor of the International Herald Tribune. Before that he served as assistant managing editor for business news at the Washington Post; foreign editor; editor of Outlook section; reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Middle East correspondent, and chief diplomatic correspondent. He has authored numerous publications in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, and more. Mr. Ignatius is the author of ten novels, including Body of Lies which was made into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Ridley Scott, The Director, about hacking and espionage, and most recently, The Quantum Spy, about the race between America and China to build a quantum computer. He is a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and has taught as an adjunct lecturer at HKS.