Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Joseph Kahn

Deputy Foreign Editor, The New York Times


Joseph Kahn has been Deputy Foreign Editor of The New York Times since 2008. Prior to that, he was the newspaper's Beijing bureau chief, reported on international economic issues in the Washington bureau and covered Wall Street. He and Beijing-based colleague Jim Yardley won in the same Pulitzer category in 2006 for their coverage of China's evolving legal system. Before joining the Times in 1998, Kahn was a China correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. At The Dallas Morning News, he was on a team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1994 for stories on violence against women around the world. Among his other honors are an Overseas Press Club award and the Grantham Prize, both for a series on China's environmental problems. Kahn has a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and a master's degree in East Asian studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


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