Speaker Information
Global Issues 2017

Amberin Zaman

Amberin Zaman

Amberin Zaman is a Turkish-Bangladeshi journalist who, since 1992, has covered Turkey, the Kurds and Armenia for The Daily Telegraph, the Voice of America, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She was the Economist's Turkey correspondent from 1999 to 2015.

On January 1, 2016, she became a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where she focuses on Kurdish affairs. At the Wilson Center she authored the paper “Leveraging Iraqi Kurdish Statehood: How Kurdish Independence Can Promote Democracy and Reduce Conflict in the Middle East.”

Ms. Zaman writes a regular column for Al-Monitor, a Washington, DC-based online news outlet covering the Middle East. She has written regular columns for Turkish media outlets Taraf and Haberturk, and most recently the independent Turkish online news portal Diken.

Ms. Zaman was born in New York City and studied in Switzerland.