Since 2006, Eric Nee has served as the editor-in-chief of Stanford Social Innovation Review, published by the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University. SSIR produces a quarterly magazine, website, webinars, conferences, and local-language editions in China and South Korea. all serving leaders of organizations engaged in social change from around the world.
Nee is also co-host of the Social Innovation Conversations podcast channel. He has served as a member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy’s Advisory Committee, a judge for the Social Venture Network’s Innovation Awards, a judge for the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students Social-E Challenge, and most recently a judge for the University of Pennsylvania Lipman Family Prize Beacon Awards. Nee has more than 35 years of experience in the publishing industry. Before joining Stanford University, he was a senior writer for Fortune covering the technology industry. While there, Nee helped Time Inc. launch eCompany Now (where he was executive editor), which later merged with Business 2.0. Before joining Fortune, he launched Forbes’s Silicon Valley bureau, where he was bureau manager. Nee also served as editor-in-chief of Upside magazine for close to five years. He is the author of the book “Information for Everyone: The Applied Materials Story.” He has won numerous awards, including being named one of the most influential technology journalists by Technology Marketing in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.
Nee earned a B.A. in American Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He lives in Palo Alto, Calif., with his wife Tekla, a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum magazine.