Author and Analyst
Kim Ghattas is an Emmy-award winning journalist, analyst, and author with more than 20 years of experience in print and broadcast media, covering the Middle East, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy for the BBC and other outlets. She is a 2023-24 Inaugural Carnegie Distinguished Fellow at Columbia University’s Institute of Global Politics, a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and a regular contributor to the Financial Times. She is the author of Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East, a New York Times notable book of 2020, and The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power, a New York Times bestseller. Ghattas is currently writing her third book, revisiting Lebanon’s civil war as the origin story of the U.S.-Iran clash in the Middle East. She sits on the board of trustees of the American University of Beirut and the board of directors of the Global Center for Pluralism.