Souad Mekhennet

SOUAD MEKHENNET is a national security correspondent for The Washington Post and has reported on terrorism and radical Islamic movements for The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, NPR, and other news organizations. She also reports for the German TV channel ZDF and currently holds fellowships at the School for Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) at John Hopkins University, the Geneva Center for Security Policy, and New America. Mekhennet was selected as a 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and, in 2012, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She has taught and lectured at Harvard University, The City University of New York School of Journalism, as well as at the University of Hamburg and several schools and universities in Arab countries. Mekhennet’s recent memoir, I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE, was included in the 2017 longlist for The Baillie Gifford Prize for nonfiction and received the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. It was also named as one of the five best nonfiction books of 2017 by The Washington Post and one of the Best Books of Summer by Publishers Weekly. Her other books include ISLAM, THE ETERNAL NAZI, co-authored with Nicholas Kulish, and THE CHILDREN OF JIHAD.

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