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Janine di Giovanni

Janine di Giovanni was a fellow in New America's International Security program. She is an award-winning writer and analyst who has reported conflict and humanitarian crisis for nearly 25 years.  She is the winner of the 2016 Courage in Journalism Award as well as a recipient of the National Magazine Award, two Amnesty Awards, and numerous others. Her latest book, about war crimes inside Syria, The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches From Syria has so far been translated into 18 languages, garnished two awards, and is shortlisted for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence at the New York Public Library. She is the author of seven previous books, all about war. 

A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she was a Pakis Fellow, di Giovanni combines analysis with deep journalistic investigations. Her work has largely focused on war crimes and transitional justice, and her focus now is on the Islamic state and Track 2 involving violent non-state actors, and conflict resolution. She is the former Middle East editor of Newsweek and the senior foreign correspondent at the Times of London, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the U.K. government's Stabilization Unit on Fragile States, and a non-resident fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy.  She has worked extensively on the ground in the Balkans, Africa, and the Middle East. She lives in Paris and holds French, American, and British nationalities.