2010 A PRIVILEGE TO DIE: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel
Free Press, Simon and Schuster
Non-fiction narrative book about the culture and motivations of Hezbollah’s rank-and-file followers. Publication date: September 2010.
2008 – Present FREELANCE JOURNALIST, New York and Middle East
Write about the Middle East and US foreign policy from base in New York.
Contribute to The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, Foreign Affairs, Far Eastern Economic Review, Global Post,
The Huffington Post.
Sept. – Dec. 2007 THE NEW YORK TIMES, Middle East Correspondent
Covered Arab world on three-month contract, including crisis in Lebanon, social issues in Gulf countries, elections in Jordan, politics in Syria.
Oct. 2000 – June 2007 THE BOSTON GLOBE, Staff Reporter
Middle East Bureau Chief, July 2005 to June 2007. Covered Arab world, Iraq, Middle East conflict, Lebanon-Israel war, rise of Hamas, Islamic politics.
Iraq Bureau Chief, March 2003 to June 2005. Covered war, politics, sectarian identity, Shi’ite and Kurdish communities. Covered invasion independently of US military.
News reporter, Boston, October 2000 to February 2003. Covered Iraq war lead-up in Washington, Boston federal courts, response to Sept. 11, shoe bomber Richard Reid.
2003 – Present RADIO AND TELEVISION APPEARANCES
On Point, The Connection, Here & Now (WBUR); The World (BBC-WGBH); MSNBC; CNN.
Summer 2000 WALL STREET JOURNAL EUROPE, News reporting intern, Brussels, Belgium
Covered European Commission, Parliament, tobacco regulation, Balkan policy.
1998 and Summer 1999 ASSOCIATED PRESS, Staff Writer, Greece and Indonesia
Covered Greek politics, economics, general news throughout 1998. Covered Indonesia’s presidential election, East Timor peace process in summer 1999.
Summer 1996 ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, News reporting intern, Clearwater, Florida
Worked as general assignment metro reporter in Clearwater bureau.
2009 – Present ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Teach graduate students in security policy and media concentrations. Pair student researchers with policy clients in “Capstone Courses.” Advise independent study.
2010 – Present ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, New School Graduate Program in International Affairs
Teach graduate lecture course on “Negotiating With ‘Terrorists.’”
2008 – 2009 FERRIS PROFESSOR OF JOURNALISM, Princeton University
Visiting fellow at the Council for the Humanities. Teach weekly undergraduate seminar “Writing About War.” Designed original syllabus.
Education & Languages
May 2000 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Master in Public Affairs, International Relations, with Distinction. Graduate Fellowship provided full tuition and living expenses grant for two years of study.
May 1996 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Bachelor of Arts, double major History and Creative Writing. Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa. Editor-in-chief of award-winning campus paper, The Daily Tar Heel.
LANGUAGES: Fluent Greek and French. Functional Spanish. Studying Arabic.
Honors & Fellowships
2009 – 2010 NEW IDEAS FUND FELLOW
Fellowship from New Ideas Fund in Washington, D.C. for research project into American policy toward engagement with terrorist-designated organizations.
Dec. 2007 – Present WOMEN’S REFUGEE COMMISSION, International Rescue Committee, New York
Member of Media Advisory Board, which supports organization’s communications strategy.
2006 – Present COLLEGE CAMPUS TALKS, PANELS
Gave talks on Middle East politics at Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School, New York University Global Affairs program, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, Georgetown Policy School. Panelist at 2008 Young Arab Leaders conference in New York.
1992-1996 DUKE POWER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Full tuition and living expenses for any four-year college or university in the Carolinas.
2006, 2003 PUBLISHER’S EXCELLENCE AWARD, The Boston Globe
For coverage of Iraq invasion in 2003, Lebanon war in 2006.
2009 JOURNALISM ANTHOLOGY, Princeton University Press
Contributed stories from Iraq and Lebanon to collection of writings by Ferris Visiting Professors of Journalism.
2000 JOURNAL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, Princeton University
Sole author of published academic paper: “Trials for Timor: Dispensing Transitional Justice in Indonesian Courtrooms Instead of International Tribunals.”
1999 PARTNERSHIPS IN CRISIS: Collaboration Between International and Local NGOs
Edited and co-authored Princeton University study of international aid partnerships.