Ambassador Glassman is the Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute, dedicated to research and action in four areas: education, global health, human freedom, and economic growth. The Institute is part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
He served from June 2008 to January 2009 as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, leading the government-wide international strategic communications effort. Among his accomplishments at the State Department was to bring new Internet technology to bear on outreach to foreign publics, an approach he christened "Public Diplomacy 2.0."
Between 1996 and 2008, he was a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, focusing on economic policy. He was formerly a member of the Policy Advisory Board of Intel Corp. and was a Senior Advisor to AT&T Corp. and SAP America, Inc.
Ambassador Glassman has had a long career as a journalist and publisher. He served as president of The Atlantic, publisher of the New Republic magazine, executive vice president of U.S. News & World Report, and editor and co-owner of Roll Call, the congressional newspaper. Between 1993 and 2004, he was a columnist for the Washington Post and the International Herald Tribune. Shortly after graduating from college, he started Figaro, a weekly newspaper in New Orleans.