James Fallows

National Correspondent for The Atlantic

At the US Studies Centre, James Fallows was Chair in US Media from 2009 to 2013 and a Visiting Professor from 2013 to 2015. 

He is currently National Correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly magazine. 

One of the world's leading journalists, Fallows is author of nine books and over two hundred articles on a wide variety of subjects including US national security policy, the US Congress, Iraq, Japan, the future of print media, and the future of airline travel.

Professor Fallows is a winner of the American Book Award for National Defense, a critical assessment of American military power at the height of the Cold War, and the National Magazine Award for "The Fifty First State?" one of the first analyses of the likely consequences of the US invasion of Iraq. His latest book is Postcards from Tomorrow Square, a series of essays on contemporary China based on his experiences living in Beijing and Shanghai in recent years.

Earlier in his career Professor Fallows served as Editor of US News and World Report and was Chief Speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter. He has been a visiting professor and guest lecturer at many of the world's leading universities including Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Yale in the US, and Fudan and Tsinghua in China.

Professor Fallows is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was Editor of its daily newspaper, The Crimson, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He holds honorary doctorates from a dozen universities, including Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and the University of Maryland.

James Fallows lectures the USSC2601 US in the World undergraduate class