Michael Z. Wise writes about architecture, culture and foreign affairs. He is the author of Capital Dilemma: Germany's Search for a New Architecture of Democracy
(Princeton Architectural Press) and is a contributing editor at Travel + Leisure
magazine. His writing has appeared in many publications including The Atlantic
, Foreign Policy
, The New York Times
, The Wall Street Journal
, The New Republic
, and ARTnews
After graduating with honors from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Wise worked in Washington, D.C. for The Wilson Quarterly
and The Associated Press
. He was posted for eight years as a foreign correspondent in Vienna, Prague, and London, reporting for Reuters and The Washington Post
. Wise wrote extensively on the dissident movement in Czechoslovakia and the fall of communism there, as well as the controversy surrounding Kurt Waldheim's presidency and the rise of right-wing extremism in Austria.
Michael Z. Wise is a recipient of a John J. McCloy Fellowship in Journalism from the American Council on Germany and a research fellowship from the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany. As a research fellow at the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, he conceived and organized "Arts & Minds: A Conference on Cultural Diplomacy amid Global Tensions."
Wise is cofounder of New Vessel Press, a publishing house specializing in translations of foreign literature into English.