Marlowe Johnson

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  • Education & Non-Profit; Legal & Finance

  • New York, NY

Managing Editor, Financial Times Search (Newssift.com), loves words and the social and narrative constructs that weave those words into landscapes of meaning. He has spent much of his adult life traveling the globe teaching, building up schools and businesses, and, as he puts it, exposing himself—to new cultural and linguistic settings. He firmly believes that when you stop moving and caring, you begin to die. Before Marlowe joined Newssift in July 2007, he co-founded and ran the America China Exchange Society, a China-based education company with centers in Tianjin, Shanghai and Shenzhen—the education focus was on business practices and English language. ACES generated a spin-off non-profit, the International Exchange Institute, which has historically focused on international student exchange at the university and high school levels. IEI has also helped to establish connections to facilitate medical training and exchange, but the organization was largely mothballed when Marlowe began at Newssift. Beginning in 2009, IEI was repurposed to serve and support broader infrastructure and exchange projects, with an initial focus on Tanzania (a vocational school) and Liberia (medical training/exchange). Marlowe has worked as a start-up consultant for new businesses in the US (healthcare and retail) and helped to build and run schools and vocational centers in Tanzania and Cameroon. While earning his MBA at Duke University, Marlowe worked at Duke Corporate Education, helping to research and design an online education program for Marketing Managers at IBM. He also holds an MA from Columbia in Comparative Politics and a BA from Stanford in International Relations and African History. He has a life-long passion for education and international development work. Marlowe lives with his lovely wife, Soo Hyun, several computers, and two turtles in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. They are considering more responsive pets but have reservations.”