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Souad Mekhennet

National Security Correspondent for The Washington Post

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Souad Mekhennet Biography

Souad Mekhennet is a national security correspondent for The Washington Post, and she has reported on terrorism for The New York Times and other news organizations.

Born in Germany as the daughter of a Turkish mother and a Moroccan father, as a child she lived in Morocco before her parents brought her back to Frankfurt.

Since shortly after September 11 Mekhennet has been reporting about radical Islamic movements. She is a visiting fellow at the Weatherhead Centre at Harvard University, and at the School for Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) at the John Hopkins University, the Geneva Center for Security Policy and The New AMERICA Foundation.

Mekhennet was selected a 2014 Young Global Leader: The World Economic Forum honors the most exceptional leaders under the age of 40 from around the world. In 2013 she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University where she researched the “long-term strategies of terrorist organizations since the Arab Spring”. Between 2004 and 2012, and before her Nieman fellowship, she worked as a reporter for the New York Times.

As a member of the investigative unit at The New York Times she covered subjects like war zones, terrorist attacks and the ‘war of terror’, including deportations and human rights abuses. She was one of two reporters who broke the story of Khaled el Masri’s extradition case and worked on a series called “Inside the Jihad” for which she and her colleagues interviewed members of Al Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS all over the world.

Currently Mekhennet works for the Washington Post and German TV channel ZDF. She has been interviewed for various TV and radio shows in the US, the Middle East, and Europe. Helping the next generation is one of her other passions, she has taught and lectured at Harvard University, The City University of New York - School of Journalism, as well as at the University of Hamburg and schools and universities in Arab countries.

Mekhennet holds degrees in international relations, political science, sociology, psychology and history from the University of Frankfurt in Germany. She also attended the Henri-Nannen school of journalism in Hamburg and took classes at the City University of New York - School of Journalism.

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I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

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Souad Mekhennet Biography

Souad Mekhennet is a national security correspondent for The Washington Post, and she has reported on terrorism for The New York Times and other news organizations.

Born in Germany as the daughter of a Turkish mother and a Moroccan father, as a child she lived in Morocco before her parents brought her back to Frankfurt.

Since shortly after September 11 Mekhennet has been reporting about radical Islamic movements. She is a visiting fellow at the Weatherhead Centre at Harvard University, and at the School for Advanced and International Studies (SAIS) at the John Hopkins University, the Geneva Center for Security Policy and The New AMERICA Foundation.

Mekhennet was selected a 2014 Young Global Leader: The World Economic Forum honors the most exceptional leaders under the age of 40 from around the world. In 2013 she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University where she researched the “long-term strategies of terrorist organizations since the Arab Spring”. Between 2004 and 2012, and before her Nieman fellowship, she worked as a reporter for the New York Times.

As a member of the investigative unit at The New York Times she covered subjects like war zones, terrorist attacks and the ‘war of terror’, including deportations and human rights abuses. She was one of two reporters who broke the story of Khaled el Masri’s extradition case and worked on a series called “Inside the Jihad” for which she and her colleagues interviewed members of Al Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS all over the world.

Currently Mekhennet works for the Washington Post and German TV channel ZDF. She has been interviewed for various TV and radio shows in the US, the Middle East, and Europe. Helping the next generation is one of her other passions, she has taught and lectured at Harvard University, The City University of New York - School of Journalism, as well as at the University of Hamburg and schools and universities in Arab countries.

Mekhennet holds degrees in international relations, political science, sociology, psychology and history from the University of Frankfurt in Germany. She also attended the Henri-Nannen school of journalism in Hamburg and took classes at the City University of New York - School of Journalism.

Souad Mekhennet Videos

  • 'Radicalisation starts in our societies': Souad Mekhennet - BBC...
    Evan Davis speaks to Souad Mekhennet, author of "I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad". Newsnight is the BBC's flagship...
  • Journalist Souad Mekhennet's new book goes behind the lines of Jihad
    For nearly 20 years, journalist Souad Mekhennet has covered some of the world's most dangerous conflicts. She has gained rare access to the inner...

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  • How to book Souad Mekhennet?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Souad Mekhennet for both live and virtual events for over 15 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 Souad Mekhennet, 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 Souad Mekhennet or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Souad Mekhennet?

    Booking fees for Souad Mekhennet, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Souad Mekhennet, 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 Souad Mekhennet?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Souad Mekhennet for clients worldwide for more than 15 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 Souad Mekhennet 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 Souad Mekhennet or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Souad Mekhennet 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.

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Souad Mekhennet Speaker Videos

  • 'Radicalisation starts in our societies': Souad Mekhennet - BBC Newsnight
    Evan Davis speaks to Souad Mekhennet, author of "I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad". Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with...
    Journalist Souad Mekhennet's new book goes behind the lines of Jihad
    For nearly 20 years, journalist Souad Mekhennet has covered some of the world's most dangerous conflicts. She has gained rare access to the inner circles of the Taliban, Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Her latest...

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