Susan Glasser has had a front-row seat to the headlines that have shaped national and international politics for the past two decades—reporting everywhere from the halls of Congress to the Kremlin to the battle of Tora Bora.
Glasser, Politico’s chief international affairs columnist and host of the Global Politico podcast, will speak April 3 at 7 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Hall on “Covering Washington in ‘post-truth’ America: A report from the front lines of the Trump era.”
The talk is the last installment in the 2017-18 President’s Lecture Series, which is exploring broad challenges for American democracy from a variety of perspectives. It is free and open to the community.
Glasser is respected as one of the smartest, most innovative and creative editors in Washington, D.C. As host of the weekly podcast, she cuts through the perfunctory punditry and elicits candid, news-making conversations about global politics—with guests who are helping to shape it. Recent episodes have featured discussions about Russian bots and explored why North Korea’s infamous leader might not be the madman he’s been made out to be.
Having previously served as The Washington Post’s Moscow co-bureau chief, Glasser has unique insights on the recent storylines involving Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. She co-authored Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin and the End of Revolution with her husband, New York Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker.
In her previous roles at Politico, Glasser served as editor during the 2016 election cycle and was founding editor of the award-winning Politico Magazine. Prior to joining Politico, Glasser was editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, overseeing the magazine’s print and online relaunch. During her tenure, the publication was recognized as a finalist for 10 National Magazine Awards and won three of the magazine world’s highest honors.
Before that, Glasser worked for a decade at The Washington Post, where she was a foreign correspondent covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, editor of the Sunday Outlook and national news sections, and a national political reporter. Prior to the Post, Glasser worked for eight years at Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, where she rose from an intern to be the top editor. She launched her career in journalism at age 10, when she helped to hand out copies of Legal Times—a newspaper founded by her parents—at the American Bar Association convention.
A graduate of Harvard University, Glasser lives in Washington, D.C.