Janine di Giovanni
Executive Director, Co-Founder
Janine di Giovanni has worked for over 35 years as a human rights reporter and investigator in conflict zones in the Balkans, Africa, and the Middle East. She is the recipient of nearly a dozen journalistic awards, including two Amnesty International Awards and the National Magazine Award, and in 2020, The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her their highest prize for non-fiction, the Blake Dodd, for her lifetime body of work.
Di Giovanni is a 2022-2023 Visiting Fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, a 2021-2022 Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson School for Global Affairs, and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Non-Fiction. Di Giovanni has made numerous documentaries, authored nine books, and is a frequent analyst on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and the BBC. She has also worked for the United Nations on various initiatives, most recently directing Enabling Witnesses in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen in partnership with the United Nations Democracy Fund and the Soufan Group.