Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.

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 2000 and was also Editor in Chief from 2001 to 2004.  From 1985 to 2000 he was leader writer and departmental head at the Süddeutsche Zeitung, having previously been responsible for Die ZEIT’s  Dossier.  His articles have been published abroad in: New York Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, New York Times Magazine, New Republic, Weekly Standard, Prospect (London), as well as on the op-ed pages of, among others, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.  His ‘second career’ is an academic one.  He has taught in the USA at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford, in Europe at Munich University and the Salzburg Seminar.  He has been a guest lecturer at numerous universities in the USA and Europe from Berkeley to Yale and Oxford to Zurich.  Josef Joffe was awarded the Theodor Wolff Prize in 1982 and the Ludwig Börne Prize in 1998.  He was awarded the Federal Order of Merit in 1997 and made an Honorary Doctor of Swarthmore College in 2002 and Lewis & Clark College in 2005.