Philadelphia Area Smithies, come hear an esteemed alumna speak on journalism, current events, and public affairs on October 7th at 7pm. Email PhillySmithClub@Gmail.com for details and to RSVP.
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$15.00 for club members
$20.00 for non-members and guests
$30.00 for non-members who wish to renew their membership
Trudy Rubin is the foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer
and travels abroad frequently to South Asia and the Middle East. Her “Worldview” column appears twice weekly in the Inquirer
and runs regularly in many other U.S. newspapers. She has special expertise on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian issue, international terrorism, and U.S. foreign policy. She visited Afghanistan and Pakistan twice in 2009, most recently for three weeks in November; between 2003 and 2008 she made ten trips to Iraq and two to Iran and also wrote from Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, China and South Korea.Before coming to Inquirer
in December 1983, Rubin was Middle East correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor
, covering Israel and the Arab world, and lived in Jerusalem and Beirut.Earlier, she was a national correspondent for The Monitor
, covering election campaigns and national political and social issues. Prior to that she was a staff writer on American politics for The Economist of London
. During the Prague Spring of 1968, she worked in Prague, Czechoslovakia as a radio correspondent.
In 2001, Rubin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary for her columns on the Middle East. She is also the winner of the 2008 Edward Weintal prize for international reporting.
In 1993, she served as a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. She was invited as an exchange journalist to the Moscow News in Moscow in 1990. She spent 1975-6 as a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University as a participant in the program for senior diplomats started by Henry Kissinger. 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. Follow Rubin on Twitter@trudyrubin.