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Michael Elliott        

President & CEO of the anti-poverty advocacy organization, ONE

Michael J. Elliott is the president and chief executive officer of the anti-poverty advocacy organization ONE. Awarded an OBE in 2003 for services to journalism, Elliott previously held senior executive positions at Time Magazine, Newsweek, and The Economist.

After his graduation, Elliott was a lecturer at Northwestern University, the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics. He was hired by The Economist in 1984. He relocated from England to the United States in 1986, and subsequently became the publication's Washington bureau chief and political editor. In 1993 Elliott moved to Newsweek, where he served as the diplomatic editor until 1995 when he was named editor of Newsweek International. In May 2001 he joined the staff of Time as an editor at large; in 2004 he was named editor of Time Asia and in 2005 he was appointed Editor of Time International and Deputy Managing Editor of Time Magazine.

Elliott became CEO of ONE in 2011. He oversees the organization's global operations.

Elliott lost a $2,000 wager to Ted Danson in 2004, when the Red Sox won the World Series before the U.S. men's soccer team won the World Cup.

Elliott was born and raised in the suburbs of Liverpool, England, and took two degrees at Oxford University. Prior to his career in journalism, he was a member of the Central Policy Review Staff in Britain’s Cabinet Office, and before that spent eight years teaching in universities in the United States and United Kingdom, ending his academic career with a tenured position at the London School of Economics.


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