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Janine di Giovanni

Author, Award-Winning Foreign & War Correspondent; Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School and Executive Director The Reckoning Project

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Janine di Giovanni Biography

Janine di Giovanni began her work many years ago when she was introduced to the late Human Rights Lawyer Felicia Langer in Jerusalem. At the time, Langer was one of the few Israeli Jewish lawyers defending Palestinians in military court. After following Langer for several months, Di Giovanni abandoned her academic life for a life of field work and writing. Witnessing the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda set her on a track of working in some of the darkest corners of the world, exposing human rights abuse.

Di Giovanni is now an award-winning writer, as well as a human-rights and war-crimes educator and adviser. She is currently director of the Reckoning Project Ukraine, a USAID-sponsored transitional justice project she formerly ran in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen for the UN Democracy Fund.

Prior to that, she was a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, teaching human rights. She is also a columnist at Foreign Policy and The National in Dubai and an award- winning author, journalist and war reporter.

In 2020, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her their highest non-fiction prize, the Blake Dodd, for her lifetime body of work. In 2019, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, her current book, The Vanishing: Faith, Loss and the Twilight of Christianity in the Land of the Prophets, which chronicles the disappearance of Christian monitories, was released in October 2021. The writer Salman Rushdie described it as “a tragic portrait of a disappearing world, created with all of the great Janine Di Giovanni’s passion and literary grace.”

She is the also author of the award-winning book, The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria, which has been translated into 28 languages and was a finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Prize. It was deemed “searing and necessary” by the New York Times, and shortlisted for the Helen Bernstein Prize at the NYPL. She has authored eight other books on war and conflict.

From 2017 to 2018, Di Giovanni was the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a professor of practice in human rights at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Administration

During the Arab Spring and the Syrian war, Di Giovanni was the Middle East editor at Newsweek, reporting on international security, terrorism, human rights, and transitional justice. She was the senior foreign correspondent for the Times of London prior to that, reporting on more than a dozen armed conflicts on four continents. As a 2016 Pakis Scholar at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Di Giovanni focused on international law and international security. Prior to that, she was a contributing editor for two decades at VanityFair, where she won the National Magazine Award for Reporting, and many other awards.

Di Giovanni has reported widely on war, conflict, and its aftermath for nearly 30 years in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa. She has investigated human rights abuses on four continents. She is the subject of two long-format documentaries, including the widely acclaimed 7 Days in Syria and Bearing Witness. Her TED talk, “What I Saw in the War,” has received over 1 million views on YouTube. In 2016, she was awarded the International Women Media Foundation’s prestigious COURAGE Award.

Di Giovanni is also non-resident International Security Fellow at the New America Foundation and an associate fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. She is a former Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, given in recognition of her work with victims of war trauma.

Di Giovanni has won more than fifteen major awards for her extensive work in conflict zones and during humanitarian crisis in Palestine/Israel, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, East Timor, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bahrain, UAE, Algeria, Turkey, Greece, Vietnam, and other countries.

She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She carries British, French, and American nationalities and lives with her son, Luca Costantino Girodon, in Manhattan. She is a board member of the Institute of War and Peace Reporting and Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the United States.

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Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption

Ghosts by Daylight: Love, War, and Redemption

Place at the End of the World

Place at the End of the World

Madness Visible: A Memoir of War

Madness Visible: A Memoir of War

The Quick and the Dead: Under Siege in Sarajevo

The Quick and the Dead: Under Siege in Sarajevo

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Janine di Giovanni Biography

Janine di Giovanni began her work many years ago when she was introduced to the late Human Rights Lawyer Felicia Langer in Jerusalem. At the time, Langer was one of the few Israeli Jewish lawyers defending Palestinians in military court. After following Langer for several months, Di Giovanni abandoned her academic life for a life of field work and writing. Witnessing the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda set her on a track of working in some of the darkest corners of the world, exposing human rights abuse.

Di Giovanni is now an award-winning writer, as well as a human-rights and war-crimes educator and adviser. She is currently director of the Reckoning Project Ukraine, a USAID-sponsored transitional justice project she formerly ran in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen for the UN Democracy Fund.

Prior to that, she was a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, teaching human rights. She is also a columnist at Foreign Policy and The National in Dubai and an award- winning author, journalist and war reporter.

In 2020, the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded her their highest non-fiction prize, the Blake Dodd, for her lifetime body of work. In 2019, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, her current book, The Vanishing: Faith, Loss and the Twilight of Christianity in the Land of the Prophets, which chronicles the disappearance of Christian monitories, was released in October 2021. The writer Salman Rushdie described it as “a tragic portrait of a disappearing world, created with all of the great Janine Di Giovanni’s passion and literary grace.”

She is the also author of the award-winning book, The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria, which has been translated into 28 languages and was a finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Prize. It was deemed “searing and necessary” by the New York Times, and shortlisted for the Helen Bernstein Prize at the NYPL. She has authored eight other books on war and conflict.

From 2017 to 2018, Di Giovanni was the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a professor of practice in human rights at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Administration

During the Arab Spring and the Syrian war, Di Giovanni was the Middle East editor at Newsweek, reporting on international security, terrorism, human rights, and transitional justice. She was the senior foreign correspondent for the Times of London prior to that, reporting on more than a dozen armed conflicts on four continents. As a 2016 Pakis Scholar at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Di Giovanni focused on international law and international security. Prior to that, she was a contributing editor for two decades at VanityFair, where she won the National Magazine Award for Reporting, and many other awards.

Di Giovanni has reported widely on war, conflict, and its aftermath for nearly 30 years in the Middle East, the Balkans, and Africa. She has investigated human rights abuses on four continents. She is the subject of two long-format documentaries, including the widely acclaimed 7 Days in Syria and Bearing Witness. Her TED talk, “What I Saw in the War,” has received over 1 million views on YouTube. In 2016, she was awarded the International Women Media Foundation’s prestigious COURAGE Award.

Di Giovanni is also non-resident International Security Fellow at the New America Foundation and an associate fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. She is a former Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University’s School of Journalism, given in recognition of her work with victims of war trauma.

Di Giovanni has won more than fifteen major awards for her extensive work in conflict zones and during humanitarian crisis in Palestine/Israel, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, East Timor, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bahrain, UAE, Algeria, Turkey, Greece, Vietnam, and other countries.

She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She carries British, French, and American nationalities and lives with her son, Luca Costantino Girodon, in Manhattan. She is a board member of the Institute of War and Peace Reporting and Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the United States.

Janine di Giovanni Videos

  • Seriously Entertaining: Janine di Giovanni on "All That Glitters"
    JANINE DI GIOVANNI, war reporter and Executive Director and Co-Founder of THE RECKONING PROJECT, a war crimes unit in Ukraine that documents...
  • Seeking Justice: Rebuilding Hope after the War Janine di Giovanni
    Janine di Giovanni is a war reporter who has covered 19 armed conflicts and wars, and has witnessed three genocides. In her work, she focuses on...
  • Global Women's Summit: Bearing Witness: Ukraine
    An editor, a photojournalist, and an activist — each bearing witness to the savagery in Ukraine. Sevgil Musaieva, Chief Editor, Ukrainska...

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  • How to book Janine di Giovanni?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Janine di Giovanni for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Janine di Giovanni, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Janine di Giovanni or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Janine di Giovanni?

    Speaking fees for Janine di Giovanni, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Janine di Giovanni charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Janine di Giovanni, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Janine di Giovanni?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Janine di Giovanni for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Janine di Giovanni for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Janine di Giovanni or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Janine di Giovanni or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Janine di Giovanni is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Janine di Giovanni for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Janine di Giovanni generally travels from ParisFrance and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Anna Holmes, Joyce Maynard, Lynn Sherr and Laura Snyder. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Janine di Giovanni for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Janine di Giovanni Speaker Videos

  • Seriously Entertaining: Janine di Giovanni on "All That Glitters"
    JANINE DI GIOVANNI, war reporter and Executive Director and Co-Founder of THE RECKONING PROJECT, a war crimes unit in Ukraine that documents atrocities, reflected on the wars and genocides she...
    Seeking Justice: Rebuilding Hope after the War Janine di Giovanni
    Janine di Giovanni is a war reporter who has covered 19 armed conflicts and wars, and has witnessed three genocides. In her work, she focuses on documenting war crimes and human rights...
  • Global Women's Summit: Bearing Witness: Ukraine
    An editor, a photojournalist, and an activist — each bearing witness to the savagery in Ukraine. Sevgil Musaieva, Chief Editor, Ukrainska Pravda Heidi Levine, Washington Post Contract...
    Janine di Giovanni - The Reckoning Project

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