Stephen Hubbell is senior public affairs officer for the Open Society Fellowship Program. He consults closely with fellows to develop media strategies to broaden public awareness of their work and to integrate fellows into the global Open Society community.
Hubbell joined the Open Society Foundations after 20 years as a journalist and editor. He has worked as a senior editor at Metropolitan Books and at Harper’s, where he edited the work of many notable writers, including Anne Fadiman, Harold Brodkey, Elliott Currie, Marilynne Robinson, Alan Weisman, Arlie Hochschild, and Edward Fox. He has also served as Middle East correspondent for The Nation, for whom he covered the first Gulf War and the rise of political Islam.
He received his bachelor’s degree in government from Wesleyan University.