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.