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Alisa Roth

Fellows Fall 2008
"Marketplace," American Public Media

Alisa Roth is a reporter in the New York bureau of "Marketplace," where she covers Wall Street, wealth and the auto industry. She has reported from four continents; her work has appeared on National Public Radio and "The World," as well as in The New York Times and Business Week. In 2000-2001, she was a Fulbright scholar in Germany. She has a BA in History and Asian Studies from Haverford College.


  • They Fled from Our War

    1. Among the many consequences of the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, the plight of millions of Iraqi refugees is seldom mentioned. The stories of such people as Burhan Abdulnour, whom we met...

  • It’s not easy being Swede

    Sweden has been a popular destination for Iraqi refugees, so much so that the government has been squeezing its budget to find ways to fit them into the country. Alisa Roth explores...

  • Iraqi expats join the Swedish labor pool

    One Swedish city used to brag that it took in more Iraqi refugees than the entire U.S., until it ran out of jobs for the new expats. Now other towns in...

  • Sweden: A Safe Haven for Iraqis

    Back when she was a doctor in Baghdad, Lamis Husain never wore a headscarf. She drove. She listened to the Back Street Boys and N'Sync and watched American movies, where she even...

  • How They Deal with Crisis in Sweden

    In the early 90's, Sweden was facing a financial crisis that sounds a lot similar to what the U.S. is going through right now. Alisa Roth explores what the country did...

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