Telling Syria's Stories, Conversation 1014
Fleishman is a senior writer on film, art and culture for the LA Times. A 2002 Nieman fellow at Harvard University, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in feature writing. A longtime foreign correspondent, he served as bureau chief for The Times in Cairo and Berlin, and was previously based in Rome for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has been a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and a finalist for the Center for Public... Read More →
Ackerman, author of the critically acclaimed novel "Green on Blue", is based out of Istanbul, where he has covered the Syrian Civil War since 2013. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. He is a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served 5 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. His newest book is “Dark at the Crossing.”
Malek is a journalist and civil rights lawyer. She is the author of "The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria" and "A Country Called Amreeka: US History Re-Told Through Arab American Lives,” among others. Her reportage has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker, the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Jadaliyya, McSweeney’s, Guernica and other publications.
Phillips is Senior Lecturer in the International Relations of the Middle East at Queen Mary, University of London and an Associate Fellow at Chatham House. He has a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and previously worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit. He lived for several years in Syria, has written two books focusing on that country, most recently “The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East,” and... Read More →