Middle East Editor, Newsweek, Newsweek, New York

Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2016


Janine di Giovanni, the Middle East Editor of Newsweek, contributing editor of Vanity Fair, and a regular contributor to the New York Times, is one of Europe’s most respected and experienced war reporters. She has reported on war for 25 years and has written seven books, including the critically acclaimed Madness Visible, The Place at the End of the World (Bloomsbury, 2006), and, most recently, a biography of the Magnum Photographer Eve Arnold. A frequent foreign policy analyst on British, American, and French television, she has won awards including the Courage in Journalism Award, Granada Television’s Foreign Correspondent of the Year Award, the National Magazine Award, two Amnesty International Media Awards, and the Spear’s Memoir of the Year Award for Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption (Knopf, 2011). She is a Fred Pakis scholar in International Affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has served as the president of the jury of the Prix Bayeux for war reporters and is a media leader at the World Economic Forum, Davos.