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Raghida Dergham

Senior Diplomatic Correspondent and Columnist, Al Hayat

Since 1989, with Al Hayat: author of weekly column on international political affairs; Senior Diplomatic Correspondent. Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute. Contributor: Huffington Post; Al Arabiya English. Net; New York Times; Washington Post; Al Arabiya.net English; IHT; Newsweek. Exclusive analyst for NBC, MSNBC, LBC for eight years. Interviewed more than 30 heads of state and 60 foreign ministers; covered summit meetings, including US-Soviet summits in the 1980s, 34 UN General Assemblies, and numerous Middle East conferences. Member: Council on Foreign Relations; Honorary Fellow at Foreign Policy Association; Former member of the International Media Council, World Economic Forum. Ten years as Board Member, International Women's Media Foundation. Lecturer at universities and conferences worldwide.