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Josef Joffe

Josef Joffe grew up in Berlin and studied Politics, Economics and Philosophy in America and Europe. He received his Ph.D from Harvard University. He has been publisher of Die Zeit since the year 2000 and was its chief editor from 2001 to 2004. He was columnist and head of department for the Süddeutsche Zeitungfrom 1985 to 2000 and before that he looked after the ‘Dossier’ of Die Zeit. In terms of foreign press, he has contributed to the following publications: New York Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Weekly Standard, Prospect (London), as well as to the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal und Washington Post, amongst others.  Josef Joffe also has a second career as an academic. He has taught at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford in the States, and at the University of Munich and the Salzburg Seminar in Europe. He has also given papers and readings at many universities in the US and Europe, from Berkeley to Yale and from Oxford to Zurich. In 1982 Josef Joffe was awarded the Theodor-Wolff-Preis and in 1998 the Ludwig-Börne Preis.  In 1997 he received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and in 2002 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Swarthmore College and in 2005 from Lewis & Clark College.