Steve Coll

From 2007 to 2013, Steve Coll served as the President and CEO of New America. He is currently the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer for the New Yorker. Coll was managing editor at the Washington Post from 1998-2005, and was previously a feature writer, a foreign correspondent, and an editor at the Post. He is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for Explanatory Reporting (1990) and General Non-Fiction (2005), and was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2012.

Coll reports on issues of intelligence and national security in the United States and abroad. For the New Yorker, he has written about the education of Osama bin Laden, secret negotiations between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, and the hunt for the fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. 

Coll has written seven books, including The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century (2008), Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (2004), and Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power (2012).