Former Editor of Foreign Policy (1996 - 2010) and best-selling author of influential books including "The End of Power"

Internationally-syndicated columnist and best-selling author Moisés Naím is a Senior Associate in the International Economics Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington.

Moisés Naím gained international recognition with the successful re-launch of the prominent journal Foreign Policy, and over his fourteen years as Editor turned the magazine into a modern, award-winning publication on global politics and economics.

He is Chief International Columnist for El País and La Repubblica, the largest daily newspapers in Spain and Italy, contributor to The Financial Times "A-list", and associate Editor at The Atlantic. His columns and media commentary have a worldwide audience, and have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Newsweek, Time, Le Monde and Berliner Zeitung.

He is also founder and Chairman of the Group of Fifty, which brings together top-flight progressive Latin American business leaders, and a board member of the National Endowment for Democracy, Population Action International, and the Open Society Foundations, among other institutions.

His prize-winning work is highly influential in the world of international politics, economics and business. His book "Illicit", a detailed expose on modern criminal networks, was selected by the Washington Post as one of the best nonfiction books of 2005; it was published in 18 languages and is the basis of an Emmy award-winning National Geographic documentary.

Of his recent book "The End of Power", an a startling examination of how power is changing across all sectors of society, former U.S president Bill Clinton said it "will change the way you read the news, the way you think about politics, and the way you look at the world." Arianna Huffington, President of the Huffington Post, said it is "a compelling and original perspective on the surprising new ways power is acquired, used and lost - and how these changes affect our daily lives."

He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2011 Ortega y Gasset prize, the most prestigious award for journalism in the Spanish language; he was also named one of the world's leading thinkers by Prospect Magazine in 2013, and most recently was ranked among the top influential global thought leaders by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

In the early 1990s he served as Venezuela's Minister of Trade and Industry, as Director of Venezuela's Central Bank, and as Executive Director of the World Bank. He was previously Professor of Business and Economics and Dean of IESA, Venezuela's leading business school.

Moisés Naím holds a master's degree Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also hosts his own television show "Efecto Naím" on NTN24, an innovative weekly television program highlighting surprising world trends with visually-striking videos, graphics and interviews with world leaders.

  • Mass Media

  • Globalization

  • Current Events

  • Political, Economic and Social Perspectives

The End of Power

We know that power is shifting: from West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, and from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing - it is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more at risk of losing it than ever before.

Award-winning columnist Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. Drawing on provocative and original research, Naím illustrates how the anti-establishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities - but also lead to chaos and paralysis.