Lauren Bohn

Fellow, International Security Program

Lauren Bohn is a fellow in New America's International Security program. She is the GroundTruth Project’s inaugural Middle East correspondent and editor-at-large. Formerly, she was one of the first women columnists at Foreign Policy magazine. She’s the co-founder of Foreign Policy Interrupted, a start-up incubator and fellowship program dedicated to changing the ratio and getting more women miked and bylined. 

She’s also the co-founder of SchoolCycle, a United Nations Foundation campaign in Malawi and Guatemala to provide bikes for adolescent girls to get to school.

She was a 2010-2011 Fulbright fellow in Egypt, where she is the founding assistant editor of The Cairo Review. A Pulitzer Center grantee, her reporting project “Egypt: The Country Outside the Square” was funded by the center. She was a 2012 Overseas Press Club fellow in Jerusalem with the Associated Press, and a 2013 and 2014 UN Foundation Press fellow.

A finalist for a 2012 Livingston Award, her multimedia work has been published by the New York Times, CNN, TIME, NBC News, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Businessweek, Marie Claire, and Ms. Magazine, among others. She’s reported from Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Syria, Iraq, the U.A.E., Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Zambia, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, El Salvador, and Brazil.