Raghida Dergham | Daring To Differ | TEDxUniversityofBalamand
Raghida Dergham’s talk will fuel you with the passion to stand up for your dreams, dare to differ, and profoundly make a difference. A Lebanese-American journalist based in New York, Raghida is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Beirut Institute and a Columnist for The National. She served as Columnist, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, and New York Bureau Chief for the London-based Al-Hayat daily for 28 years. She is well-known internationally as a Middle Eastern female journalist, and has received numerous prestigious awards for her career achievements.
An authority on strategic international relations, Ms. Dergham is a pioneer as an international geopolitical columnist, and in launching an indigenous think tank for the Arab region with a global reach. A frequent inspirational lecturer, she spoke at Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia. Dergham is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Honorary Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association. She served on the IMC of the WEF and was named one of the “100 Most Powerful Arab Women” in both 2011 and 2016.
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Columnist and Senior Diplomatic Correspondent for Al-Hayat
Raghida Dergham, the senior diplomatic correspondent for Al-Hayat – the leading Arabic daily – and an analyst for NBC, MSNBC, and the Arab satellite LBC, is tuned into both the U.S. and Arab/Muslim worlds. She has broken major news stories, interviewed world leaders, been featured on myriad news programs, and contributed to major publications. She was also the only journalist to interview Ramzi Youssef, the alleged mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing. Dergham addresses the Middle East, the West’s relationship with the region, politics, and women in the world.