Jonathan E. Kaplan is the communications officer for the Washington, D.C., office of the Open Society Foundations. Kaplan works closely with the staff to develop and implement communications and advocacy strategies on behalf of the Foundations.
Since 1996, Kaplan has worked on a wide range of domestic and international policy issues as a journalist and a communications director and speechwriter. From 2009 to 2012, he served in the U.S. Department of State as the communications director and speechwriter for the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Ellen Tauscher. He also worked for Deputy Secretary of State Thomas R. Nides.
From 2002 to 2009, Kaplan was a senior staff writer for The Hill newspaper and the Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Portland Press Herald-Maine Sunday Telegram. His freelance work has appeared in ForeignPolicy.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and New York Times.
Kaplan received a BA in government from Colby College and an MA in public policy from the University of Chicago’s Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy.