Janine di Giovanni
Antonio Guterres has a tough job. A certain American president is making it harder. Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images

Antonio Guterres has a tough job. A certain American president is making it harder.
Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images

The U.N.'s Most Important Peacekeeping Mission: Trump

Politico Magazine,  January 21, 2018

“He never thought he would get it,” remembers Melissa Fleming, a senior adviser to Antonio Guterres, the affable, cerebral head of the United Nations. In the fall of 2016, most in the cloistered world of international diplomacy thought the U.N. was about to choose its first woman as secretary general, weeks ahead of the United States electing its first woman president.  Read more


In the Spring of 2018, Janine di Giovanni is a Professor of Practice at Columbia University SIPA (graduate school of international affairs). She is teaching a course in Reporting War and Humanitarian Crisis"

 Janine di Giovanni is the Edward R. Murrow  Fellow at the Council on Foreign Affairs in New York.  She has worked for over 25 years as a human rights reporter/investigator in conflict zones in the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East. She is a skilled foreign policy analyst and specialist in strategic communications, available for lectures and public speaking worldwide. Her most recent book, THE MORNING THEY CAME FOR US: DISPATCHES FROM SYRIA  has been translated into 18 languages and called "searing and necessary" by the New York Times. 

In 2016, she was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award for her distinguished work in war zones focusing on tracking war criminals over the past 25 years, most recently, Syria and Iraq, with a concentration on ISIS. 



Janine di Giovanni is available for worldwide lectures.  
See CNN and the International Womens' Media Foundations tribute to her. 

For Bookings: James P. Robinson
Robinson Speakers Bureau   
Telephone: +1 646-504-984



Janine on "What i saw in the war"  TEDxWomen talk,
1 Dec., Washington, DC

Janine di Giovanni on Research,
Responsibility and Narrative


Lecture/Workshop Topics

  • Countering Violent Extremism and the rise of Jihadist Groups
  • Economic and Social Recovery in the Middle East
  • Global Terrorism and Violent Extremist Groups
  • The Future of Wars
  • Lessons Learnt from Past Conflict, from Bosnia to the Arab Spring
  • Peacekeeping and Peacemaking
  • Sexual Violence During War Time: Victims and Perpetrators
  • Communication Strategies for Governments, Key Messaging Policy Recomendations
  • The Refugee and Migrant Crisis:  Long Term, Short Term Strategies 
  • Syria, Iraq, ISIS - history, background, briefings
  • Conflict Resolution