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3/14/2024: Voices of Bravery: Women War Correspondents
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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Join the Women's Foreign Policy Group, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Defense and Intelligence Club, and SAIS Women Lead on March 14th, 2024, at the SAIS DC campus for "Voices of Bravery: Women War Correspondents.

Step into a world of courage and insight as we delve deep into the extraordinary lives of women war correspondents who have fearlessly reported from the heart of conflict zones. The evening will kick off with a compelling panel discussion, bringing together a diverse group of distinguished women war correspondents who have stood at the frontlines of some of the world’s most challenging conflicts. Through their riveting narratives and insightful discussions, they will share their personal experiences, shed light on the evolving role of women in journalism, and provide unique perspectives on the distinct challenges they confront while reporting from conflict zones.

The panel will feature Kim Dozier, Global Affairs Analyst, CNN; Hollie McKay, Writer and Reporter, The Cipher Brief; and Vivian Salama, National Security Reporter, Wall Street Journal. It will be moderated by Bay Fang, President and CEO, Radio Free Asia. 

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Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM ET 

Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001
Room 222



4:30 PM: Doors Open

5:00 PM: Panel Discussion

5:45 PM: Audience Q&A

6:00 PM: Networking Reception


Kim Dozier is a CNN Global Affairs Analyst. She has written for TIME Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast and the Associated Press, covering intelligence, defense and national security and foreign policy. A Peabody-Award-winning former CBS Evening News correspondent, she has covered conflicts in Europe, the Mideast and Asia.

Dozier details surviving the car bomb that hit her news team in Baghdad in 2006 in "Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive and Get Back to the Fight."

She has also spoken on understanding the media, and resilience after surviving war injury, to hundreds of audiences including the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval War College, the Joint Special Operations University, the FBI Academy at Quantico, National Defense University, and her own alma maters Wellesley College and the University of Virginia. 

Hollie McKay is a world-renowned writer, author and investigator, renowned for her work as an international affairs and war correspondent with Fox News Digital and Fox Business for over fourteen years, specializing in war, terrorism, and crimes against humanity. She has reported from the frontlines of numerous major war zones and covered humanitarian and diplomatic crises across the globe, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, and many other regions. Hollie's extensive coverage spans thousands of print articles and essays, featuring exclusive interviews with captured terrorists, government officials, and military leaders. 

She has also contributed to television and radio outlets such as BBC World Service, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and the New York Post, among others. In addition, Hollie is the author of "Only Cry for the Living: Memos from Inside the ISIS Battlefield" and "Afghanistan: The End of the U.S. Footprint and Rise of the Taliban Rule." 

Vivian Salama covers national security for The Wall Street Journal, based in Washington. She has covered U.S. foreign policy and national security issues for nearly two decades, reporting from more than 75 countries. A native of New York, she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Rutgers University, a master’s degree in Middle East politics from Columbia University and a law degree from Georgetown University.


Bay Fang is President and CEO of Radio Free Asia, where she oversees award-winning journalism with the mission of bringing free press to closed societies in Asia. She spent most of her career in print journalism, as the Beijing Bureau Chief and covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for US News and World Report, and later as the Diplomatic Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. She served in government during the Obama Administration as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Press and Public Diplomacy. Ms. Fang earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, was a visiting fellow at Oxford University and a Fulbright scholar in Hong Kong. She trained as a French chef at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and holds a brown belt in kung fu.

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