Speaker Information
Global Issues 2017

John Mecklin

John Mecklin

John Mecklin is the editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which reports on scientific and technological developments that impact global security.† Each year the Bulletin resets the hands of The Doomsday Clock, an indicator of how close the world is to ultimate destruction.††

Previously Mr. Mecklin was editor-in-chief of Miller-McCune (since renamed Pacific Standard), an award winning national magazine focused on research-based solutions to major policy problems. He has also been editor of High Country News, a nationally acclaimed magazine that reports on the American West.

Early in his career he was an investigative reporter for the Houston Post. He covered the Persian Gulf War for the Post from Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Mr. Mecklin has received numerous honors including an investigative reporters and editors award, a John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism, and an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies award for† investigative reporting. He holds a Masterís Degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.