Janine di Giovanni
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute, Yale University
US Governance Committee
Janine di Giovanni is a senior fellow at Yale University, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow. She is the former Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Affairs in New York. She has worked for over 25 years as a human rights reporter and investigator in conflict zones in the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East. In 2016, she was awarded the Courage in Journalism Award for her distinguished work tracking war criminals over the past 25 years, most recently in Syria and Iraq, with a focus on ISIS. Di Giovanni is also the author of eight books. The latest, The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria was translated into 30 languages and won three major awards. She has made numerous documentaries, and is a frequent analyst on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and the BBC. Di Giovanni is the recipient of nearly a dozen journalistic awards, including two Amnesty International Awards, and the National Magazine Award, for her work in human rights and war reporting. She lives with her son, Luca Girodon.