Scott Malcomson


Based in New York, SIG's director of special projects, Scott Malcomson, has worked in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Central and East Asia, the Pacific islands, and the Middle East as a journalist, author, senior government official, and NGO executive, including positions at the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, the New York Times, and International Crisis Group. At SIG, he has overseen private intelligence projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek.The New YorkerLondon Review of Books, Guardian, Quartz, Techonomy, New York Times, WorldPost, Global Times (Beijing), The New Republic, ArtForum, and Russia in Global Affairs. Malcomson has published five books, the most recent being Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce Are Fragmenting the World Wide Web (featured in The Economist)His book One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race was a New York Times and Los Angeles Times notable book of the year. Malcomson has lectured at Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Tsinghua University, Goldman Sachs, the Center for a New American Security, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Frontline Club (London), and elsewhere. A longtime supporter of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and PEN. He is currently a fellow at the New America Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Twitter: @smalcomson