Robin Wright is a senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the U.S. Institute of Peace. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker and a former diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post. She has reported from over 140 countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Wright has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale and Duke. Her awards include the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal for international affairs, Journalist of the Year from the American Academy of Diplomacy, National Magazine Award for her Iran reportage, and Overseas Press Club Award for “best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative” for covering African wars. She is the author of eight books, including “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World.”

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