Trudy Rubin is the foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and a member of The Inquirer’s editorial board. In 2019, Ms. Rubin received the Overseas Press Club of America’s Flora Lewis Award for Best Commentary in international affairs. In 2017, and 2001, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary. She is the author of Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq. Ms. Rubin has special expertise on the Middle East, South Asia and Russia. In recent years, she has written from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, Afghanistan. Pakistan, Iraq, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, the West Bank, Turkey, France, Italy, Britain and Germany. Before coming to The Inquirer, she was the Middle East correspondent and national correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor and a staff writer for The Economist. She is a graduate of Smith College and The London School of Economics. In 2007, she was awarded the Smith College Medal for distinguished achievements by an alumna.
Expertise: Conflict, Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics, International Relations, Media & Journalism, Middle East