Fellows & Editors


Tara McKelvey

Fellows Fall 2009
American Prospect

Tara McKelvey is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, a senior editor at The American Prospect, and author of Monstering: Inside America's Policy on Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War, which former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has described as "a shocker...an indictment of an administration in which no senior official has been held accountable.” She was a 2006 research fellow at NYU Law School’s Center on Law and Security, a 2007 Ochberg Fellow (Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma), a 2008 Hoover Media Fellow (Stanford University), and a Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellow in Science and Religion (University of Cambridge). She has a AB in Government from Georgetown University.

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