Hampton is the founder and publisher of World Politics Review, whose mission is to help readers identify and make sense of the events and trends shaping our world. Before founding World Politics Review, he worked as a reporter and editor for various outlets in Washington, DC. He also has experience on the business side of publishing and information services. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master's in Statecraft and World Politics from the Institute of World Politics.