Keith Porter

  • International affairs journalist for over 25 years with experience reporting from over 20 different countries and interviews with hundreds of world leaders and foreign policy experts
  • Produced and co-produced radio documentary projects with prominent broadcasters including Walter Cronkite, David Brancaccio, David Brown, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Simon Marks, and Kristin McHugh
  • Hosted "Common Ground" on the Stanley Foundation's radio program at the age of 23 in 1988
  • Current CEO and president of the Stanley Foundation


Keith Porter is a former writer for ThoughtCo who published articles on globalization with a special concentration in the relations between the United States, Russia, and the Middle East. 

Since the age of 23 (1988), Porter has worked at the Stanley Foundation, an international affairs policy and education group located in Iowa, moving up the ranks from a daily radio host to the now-CEO and President of the foundation. Articles on the Stanley Foundation are meant to be the best web resources for understanding the incredible changes taking place in the world, and a basic tenet of this site is that all Americans should care about world affairs and America's role on the global stage.


Keith Porter pursued degrees in Communication and graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1986 and a Master of Science in 1988.

Awards and Publications

  • "Media Hype Dying Down, Roots Remain the Same" for Think
  • "Radio and the New Arab Media" for the Stanley Foundation

Keith Porter



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