WOODROW WILSON VISITING FELLOW: Deborah Horan
November 14, 2017
SJC Long Island
St. Joseph’s College has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Deborah Horan, an internationally renowned journalist, writer and Middle East expert, for a lecture at SJC Brooklyn. Deborah Horan spent more than a decade covering the Middle East from Jerusalem, Baghdad, Cairo and elsewhere. Her main areas of interest are Iran, Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Arab media, women in the Middle East and journalism’s changing economic environment. She wrote for The Chicago Tribune for six years, covering the Middle Eastern community in Chicago and the war in Iraq. Previously, she was the Jerusalem-based correspondent for The Houston Chronicle, where she covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon. In 2001, she won the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she studied the rise of Al-Jazeera satellite television. She has written for magazines including Newsweek, The Washington Monthly, Progressive Woman and Psychology Today. In 1999, she was chosen as a finalist for the Livingston Award for outstanding young journalists. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., where she is a senior communications specialist for a food policy research institute.