The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents
2020 Harvard Nieman Foundation Fellow, journalist and author
Rania Abouzeid is a Beirut-based journalist and author of No Turning Back: Life, Loss, And Hope in Wartime Syria. She has covered wars, natural disasters and political upheaval across the Middle East and South Asia for more than 15 years and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Michael Kelly Award, the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting and the Overseas Press Club of America’s Cornelius Ryan Book Award. Abouzeid has written for The New Yorker, Time, National Geographic and other publications, and has reported and presented television documentaries and features. She has received fellowships from the European Council on Foreign Relations, New America and Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
As a Nieman Fellow, she is studying the dynamics of post-civil war societies and how trust and the idea of community are rebuilt. She also plans to investigate and contextualize the legacy of the Arab Spring uprisings.
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan