Bret Stephens


Bret Louis Stephens (born November 21, 1973) is the foreign-affairs columnist of the Wall Street Journal and deputy editorial page editor, responsible for the editorial pages of the Journal's European and Asian editions. He was editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post in 2002–2004. Stephens grew up in Mexico City, the son of Xenia and Charles J. Stephens, a former vice president of a chemical company in Mexico, General Products. His parents were Jewish; his father was born in Mexico to American parents, and his mother was born in Italy to a family who had fled there from Berlin and were originally from Russia. His paternal grandfather had changed his surname from "Ehrlich" to "Stephens". After having been divorced from his grandfather, his grandmother married artist Conlon Nancarrow. After graduating from Middlesex School, Stephens went to the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics. Stephens is married to Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim. Stephens began his career at the Journal as an op-ed editor in New York and later worked as an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels. In 2006 he took over the "Global View" column from George Melloan, who has  ( Wikipedia article )


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University of Chicago
London School of Economics

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