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Former Wall Street Journal Deputy Editor Melanie Kirkpatrick Joins Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute

WASHINGTONMelanie Kirkpatrick, former Deputy Editor and Associate Editor of the editorial page at the Wall Street Journal, has been named a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute.

“Melanie Kirkpatrick is an extraordinary writer and commentator,” says Hudson President and CEO Kenneth Weinstein. “My colleagues and I look forward to benefiting from her expertise and scholarship.”

At the Wall Street Journal, she was Deputy Editor of the editorial page from 2006 to 2009 and a longtime member of the editorial board. As a Deputy Editor, she was responsible for the editorial page’s coverage of international issues and oversaw the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal in Asia and Europe, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and the U.S. columnists on foreign affairs. While at the Journal, she also oversaw the launch of and other online products.

While at Hudson, Kirkpatrick will be finishing a book on North Korea. This follows her contribution as co-editor of the Journal‘s series, “Whitewater,” a six-volume collection of Journal commentary during the Bill Clinton Administration. She also is the author of Princeton-in-Asia: A Century of Service, a privately published history of the nonprofit educational organization.

Melanie Kirkpatrick is available for comment on North Korea, international security, Asia, and U.S. foreign policy.


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