Phillip Longman is senior editor of the Washington Monthly.
A frequent contributor since 1982, Phil joined the staff of the Washington Monthly in 2012. He is also the policy director at the Open Markets Institute.
Phil’s work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, The New Statesman, The New York Times Magazine, Politica Exterior, Der Spiegel, and World Politics Review. He is also the author of five books on public policy, dealing with issues ranging from global population aging to veterans health care. In 2015 he was appointed by then Senate President Harry Reid to serve on a federal commission charged with drafting a strategic plan for the future the Veterans Health Administration.
Formerly a senior writer and deputy assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report, Phillip has won many awards for his business and financial writing, including UCLA’s Gerald Loeb Award, and the top prize for investigative journalism from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He was also previously a professor of practice at Johns Hopkins, where he taught courses on health care policy and a long running public policy writing workshop.
He is a graduate of Oberlin College, and was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University.
Phillip can be reached at: email@example.com