Robin Wright, a foreign policy analyst, author and journalist, is a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Wright has reported from 144 countries on seven continents for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal and CBS News. Wright won the National Magazine Award for The New Yorker.
Wright’s book Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World won the 2012 Overseas Press Club award for best book on international affairs. Her eight books also include The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy and The Islamists are Coming: Who They Really Are.
Wright has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale, Duke, Stanford, Dartmouth and the University of California. She won the U.N. Correspondents Association Gold Medal for coverage of foreign affairs, the Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative," and the National Press Club Award for best diplomatic reporting. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected her as the journalist of the year.