Visiting Fellow Trudy Rubin
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Trudy Rubin is the Worldview columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and a member of the Inquirer’s editorial board. Before coming to the Inquirer, she was Middle East correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, covering Israel and the Arab world. Prior to that, she was a staff writer on American politics for the Economist. In recent years she has written from Ukraine, China, Taiwan, Russia, Israel, the West Bank, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Afghanistan, and more. In 2019, Rubin received the Overseas Press Club of America’s Flora Lewis Award for best commentary in international affairs. In 2001 and 2017, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary. She is the author of Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq. In 1990 she was an exchange journalist at the Moscow News in Russia, and in 1974/5 she was an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow in Cairo and Beirut. Rubin is a graduate of Smith College and the London School of Economics and Political Science.