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Laura Dean

Trip:
Fellows 2017
Affiliation:
Freelance
Country:
Senegal
Year:
2017
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Laura Dean is a journalist reporting from the Middle East and Europe. She recently completed a series on refugees and the conflict in Syria for the Lawfare blog for which she reported from Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Greece and Western Europe. Previously, she was the Senior Middle East Correspondent for GlobalPost, writing from Egypt and elsewhere in the region. She formerly worked as an election observer with the Carter Center in Tunisia and Libya and served on the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington, DC. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate.com, Foreign Policy, The London Review of Books blog and The Globe and Mail, among other publications. Dean grew up in Bahrain and graduated from the University of Chicago. She speaks French and Arabic and is learning Turkish.

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  • With Senegal’s Fishermen

    When a fisherman prays at sea, he performs his ablutions with salt water and turns the boat in the direction of Mecca. But on the tenth day of his journey to the...

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