Janine di Giovanni

Janine di Giovanni is an award winning author and journalist, a foreign policy analyst and a Professor of Practice at Yale. For many years she was a front-line war reporter, working in the most violent countries on earth. She was recently awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue her research on minorities in the Middle East for a book project called The Vanishing, which will come out in 2021, and will be published by Public Affairs.

She is a Senior Fellow at Yale University, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she teaches two courses in Human Rights that focus in on recent conflicts and wars. She is the former  Edward R. Murrow  Fellow at the Council on Foreign Affairs in New York. 

For nearly 30 years, she has focused on human rights and war crimes in the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East. She is also a specialist in strategic communications, available for television, radio, lectures and public speaking worldwide. Her most recent book, THE MORNING THEY CAME FOR US: DISPATCHES FROM SYRIA  has been translated into 30 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 di Giovanni sits down with Cameron Munter to discuss his latest book "The Morning They Came For US: Dispatches From Syria," which explores the personal stories of those affected by the conflict in Syria.

Janine di Giovanni, a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the author of The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria (Liveright, 2016), talks about her reporting for Harper's Magazine on Christian communities under siege in the Middle East.


Jim Zirin-What Is It Like to Work in a War Zone?
-Janine di Giovanni

2016 Courage in Journalism Awardee - Janine di Giovanni

Strike on Syria. Janine de Giovanni MSNBC

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