May 31

Janine di Giovanni

The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

May 31, 2018 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Janine di Giovanni is the Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Janine has reported on war and conflict for nearly twenty-five years. Starting in the Balkans and continuing on to Africa and the Middle East, she has reported on violent conflicts for the Times of London, the New York Times, and Newsweek. Di Giovanni was one of the few foreigners to witness the fall of Grozny, Chechnya, as well as to report the siege of Sarajevo, the Rwandan genocide, and the fall of the Taliban.

A former Middle East editor of Newsweek, she has published eight books; the New York Times called her most recent, The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria, “searing and necessary.” A recent Pakis fellow at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Di Giovanni received a 2016 International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award. She has also won a National Magazine Award, two Amnesty International prizes, the Hay Prize for Prose, and Britain’s Granada Television What the Papers Say Foreign Correspondent of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.

In September of 2018, Janine will be a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs.



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