Tony Karon is the Vice President of Communications at the Institute. He joined the organization after three years at Al Jazeera America, where he was the Senior Vice President for Digital media and editorial director of the network’s digital news platforms. Before that, he spent 15 years at TIME magazine, where he was a senior editor and covered geopolitics and conflicts across all five continents. He studied at the University of Cape Town in his native South Africa, where he graduated with honors in Economic History. After moving to New York in late 1993, he worked for a number of magazines and British TV programs, spent a year at George and then Fox News before joining TIME. He also teaches, as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School, in New York.
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