10 Facts About Frederick Kempe


Frederick Kempe was born on September 5,1954 and is president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank and public policy group based in Washington, DC He is a journalist, author, columnist and a regular commentator on television and radio both in Europe and the United States.

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Frederick Kempe's book BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth was released May 10,2011, and was a New York Times bestseller.

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Frederick Kempe is a graduate of the University of Utah and earned his master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was a member of the International Fellows program in the School of International Affairs.

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Frederick Kempe spent nearly thirty years with the Wall Street Journal, where he covered the rise of Solidarity in Poland, the ascent and fall of Mikhail Gorbachev in Russia, the wars in Afghanistan and Lebanon, the American invasion of Panama, the reunification of Germany and the collapse of Soviet Communism.

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Frederick Kempe joined the Wall Street Journal in 1981 in London before opening the paper's Vienna bureau in 1984 and its Berlin bureau in 1990.

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Frederick Kempe won national and international prizes while serving in numerous management and reportorial capacities—editor, associate publisher, columnist and correspondent.

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Frederick Kempe was most recently assistant managing editor, International, and "Thinking Global" columnist.

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Frederick Kempe was previously for seven years the longest serving editor and associate publisher ever of the Wall Street Journal Europe and was European editor for the global Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2005, overseeing Middle Eastern reporting.

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In 2007, Frederick Kempe became president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council.

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In 2010, Frederick Kempe was chosen to be the lecturer for the year's installment of the Waldo Family Lecture Series on International Relations at Old Dominion University.

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