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Nicholas Schmidle

Fellows Fall 2010
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Nicholas Schmidle is a Washington DC-based freelance writer who reports on transnational crime, militancy, and the intersection of culture, religion and politics abroad. He is a Bernard Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation and a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine and The New Republic. His work has also appeared in Slate, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Washington Post, Smithsonian, Mother Jones and many others. The author of “To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan,” Schmidle lived in Pakistan in 2006 and 2007 as a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs. He received the 2008 Kurt Schork Award for freelance journalism based on his writing from Afghanistan and Pakistan. He speaks Urdu and Persian and has worked throughout Asia, Africa, and Europe. Nicholas is a frequent guest on NPR, CNN, and BBC. He is a resident of Washington, DC, and a graduate of James Madison University and American University.

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