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Chair: Tim Judah

Journalist, The Economist

Chair: Tim Judah

Journalist, The Economist

Biography

Tim Judah is a political analyst covering the Balkans, and many other regions, for The Economist. For the past few years he has also corresponded on the conflict in Ukraine for the New York Review of Books and published a book on the topic, In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine (Penguin, 2016), last year. He is the author of several books on the Balkans including The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (Yale, 1997), Kosovo: War & Revenge (Yale, 2002) and Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, 2008). From 1990 to 1991 Mr. Judah lived in Bucharest, reporting on the aftermath of communism in Romania and Bulgaria for The Times and The Economist, later moving to Belgrade to cover the war in Yugoslavia. He moved back to London in 1995, but continues to travel frequently to the region.  In 2009 he was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the South-East European Research Unit of the European Institute at the London School of Economics, where he developed the concept of the “Yugosphere”. Mr. Judah is the president of the Board of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and a member of the board of the Kosovar Stability Initiative. Since 2001 he has reported from many regions outside the Balkans including Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Darfur, Haiti, France and Armenia. In 2008 Mr. Judah published a book for Reportage Press title, Bikila: Ethiopia’s Barefoot Olympian about the life and times of the first black African to win a gold medal at the Olympics in Rome 1960. He was shortlisted for this in the best new sportswriter category for the 2009 British Sports Book Awards.

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