Speaker Information
Global Issues 2018

Amberin Zaman

Amberin Zaman

Amberin Zaman is a Turkish-Bangladeshi journalist who, since 1992, has covered Turkey for The Daily Telegraph, the Voice of America, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. She was most recently The Economist's Turkey correspondent from 1999-2016

In 2016 Ms. Zaman 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 D.C.-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.