Lee Smith is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. Smith has led an impressive career in writing and publishing. He has worked at a number of journals, magazines and publishers, including the Hudson Review, the Ecco Press, Atheneum, Grand Street, GQ, and Talk Magazine. He is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard. He was also editor-in-chief of the Voice Literary Supplement, the Village Voice's national monthly literary magazine.
Smith has been a guest on radio and television, including Fox News, and National Public Radio. He is a prolific writer, contributing articles on Arab and Islamic affairs to, among other publications, the New York Times, the New Republic, the Weekly Standard, Slate.com, the Boston Globe, and Wired. His book on Arab societies, The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, was published by Doubleday in January 2010.
Smith has a B.A. from George Washington University, where he received awards in English and Latin. He received the Sage Graduate School Fellowship at Cornell University, and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo and Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut. He knows Spanish, Arabic, French, and Latin.