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Hampton Stephens
Hampton founded World Politics Review with the aim of creating a better discourse about global affairs in the U.S. and around the world. He has a background in both the editorial and business sides of publishing. He has been a reporter, editor and freelance writer, and also worked on the business side of publishing before founding WPR. He is a member of the board of directors of EBSCO, the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, ebooks and discovery service for academic and public libraries. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's in Statecraft and World Politics from the Institute of World Politics.

Judah Grunstein, Editor-in-Chief
Judah's coverage of French and American politics, foreign policy and national security has appeared in World Politics Review, the International Herald Tribune, the Atlantic online, Politico Magazine, Foreign Policy online and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is a regular guest commentator on France 24, as well as a published playwright.

Christopher Alaoluwa Ogunmodede, Associate Editor

Chris is an associate editor with World Politics Review. He specializes in comparative authoritarianism, regional integration, diasporism and social movements in Africa, with a focus on the West Africa region. He has extensive experience working across Africa with governments, civil society organizations, diplomatic missions, development and multilateral organizations, and private sector firms. His coverage of African politics, international relations and security has appeared in War on The Rocks, Mail & Guardian, The Republic, Africa is a Country and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @Illustrious_Cee.

Helen Morgan, Associate Editor

Helen is an associate editor at World Politics Review. As a journalist, her work focuses primarily on migration, climate change, human rights and humanitarian issues. Helen’s previous experience includes conducting research for human rights NGOs, development and humanitarian journalism with Devex and several other publications, as an editor for environmental think tank World Resources Institute and several years spent collaborating with NGOs focused on refugee rights.

Jakob Cansler, Assistant Editor

Prior to joining WPR, Jakob worked as an editorial intern at the Washington Monthly and WUVA, Inc. He has a B.A. in political science and drama from the University of Virginia.


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