Michelle High is managing editor of American Purpose. In 2005 she became the founding executive editor of The American Interest. She served in the George W. Bush Administration’s Department of Speechwriting and previously was managing editor of The National Interest.
High earned her M.A. in international affairs (strategic studies) from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and her B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania. Her publications have appeared in The American Interest, the Washington Times, the Australian Financial Review, and the edited volume Countering Insurgency and Promoting Democracy (2007).