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Ms. Fassihi is a Senior Writer for The Wall Street Journal. She recently returned to New York to cover the U.N. after serving 14 years in the Middle East as a senior foreign correspondent, Baghdad bureau chief and deputy bureau chief for Middle East and Africa. She covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon as well as uprisings across the region including Iran and the Arab Spring. She has won numerous awards for her work including Front Page Award’s Best Foreign Correspondent of the year in 2015, two Overseas Press Club Awards and Robert Kennedy Award. She has been nominated seven times for a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of the book, “Waiting for An Ordinary Day,” about the war in Iraq. In 2015, Fassihi was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University.

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