Q&A Interruptor Series, No. 8: Lynda Hammes

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Washington’s “nerd prom” is this Saturday. To kick off the festivities, Foreign Affairs, along with Devex, hosted a pre-White House Correspondent’s Dinner bash. FPI got a chance to talk to Foreign Affairs’ publisher, Lynda Hammes, who — in a past life — played in a synthesizer band called the Electric Alligators in malls across New Jersey. When Lynda isn’t at FA HQ, aka the Council on Foreign Relations, she is running in Prospect Park and checking out Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.

FPI: What is a publisher? 

A publisher is a purveyor of ideas – on any platform. What makes a good publisher, or a transformational publisher? I believe that a  great publisher has to have a mission. Even Cosmopolitan magazine – think what you will of it – changed the world for women and was an agent of social change.  As the publisher…

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