The Century Foundation Welcomes Author and Journalist Thanassis Cambanis as Fellow

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Thanassis Cambanis is a journalist who has covered the Middle East for nearly a decade. He is the author of "A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah's Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel, which was published in 2010. He writes "The Internationalist" column for The Boston Globe "Ideas" section and is a correspondent for The Atlantic and is a contributor to The New York Times and other publications..

The Century Foundation is pleased to welcome Thanassis Cambanis as its newest fellow. A journalist who has covered the Middle East for nearly a decade, Cambanis is the author of A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel, which was published in 2010.

“We are so pleased that Thanassis is joining our team of smart, forward-thinking fellows,” said Janice Nittoli, president of The Century Foundation. “His work on the larger meaning of the Arab Spring fits in well with Century's own focus on the implications for American values of a world marked by more diffuse power.”

Cambanis writes “The Internationalist” column for The Boston Globe Ideas section, and is a correspondent for The Atlantic. He also regularly contributes to The New York Times, The Boston Globe (where he served as a foreign correspondent in Iraq and the Middle East), and other publications. He is currently working on a book about the efforts of Egyptian revolutionaries to create a new political order after Mubarak.

He teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and the New
School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs in New York City, where he lives with his family. In 2009 Cambanis served as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. He received his master’s degree in public affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He studied history and creative writing for his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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