The Council's Annual Washington Post Panel continues with the Foreign News Editors and Correspondents from the Washington Post discussing major world issues facing the country and the new president- World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.
Pamela Constable has covered South Asia for The Washington Post since April 1999, with extensive coverage of Afghanistan as well as both India and Pakistan.
Before arriving in New Delhi in 1999, Constable worked for The Post from 1994 to 1998 covering immigration and Hispanic affairs in the Washington area, and reported from Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti and Cuba.
Prior to joining The Post, Constable worked for The Boston Globe as deputy Washington bureau chief and foreign policy reporter from June to September 1994. Previously, from 1983 until 1992, she was The Globe's roving foreign correspondent, Latin America correspondent and diplomatic correspondent. During this time she reported from Haiti, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, South Korea, the Philippines, the Soviet Union and Brazil, as well as in Washington.
From 1978 to 1982, she was a staff writer at The Baltimore Sun. Prior to that, she worked as a reporter for the Evening Capital in Annapolis.
She is the co-author with Arturo Valenzuela of A Nation of Enemies: Chile Under Pinochet, and has written articles for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Current History and other publications. She was awarded an Alicia Patterson Fellowship in 1990 and the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for coverage of Latin America in 1993.
Constable is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She received a B.A. from Brown University.
Leonard Downie Jr.
Leonard Downie Jr. was named Executive Editor of The Washington Post on September 1, 1991, after serving as Managing Editor for seven years. He worked on the Metropolitan staff as a reporter and editor for 15 years, and ran the staff as Assistant Managing Editor for Metropolitan news from 1974 until 1979.
As Deputy Metropolitan Editor, Downie helped supervise The Post's Watergate coverage. He was named London correspondent in 1979 and returned to Washington in 1982 as National Editor. In 1984, he became Managing Editor. Downie is a director of The Los Angeles Times-Washington Post News Service.
Amit Paley is a Washington Post Baghdad Correspondent.
Anthony Shadid is based in the Middle East for The Washington Post. Before joining the Post, Shadid worked as Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press based in Cairo and as news editor of the AP bureau in Los Angeles. He spent two years covering diplomacy and the State Department for the Boston Globe before joining the Post's foreign desk. In 2004, Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his coverage of the Iraq war.
Heidi Shoup became President of the World Affairs Council of Washington in October 2006 after two decades in non-profit management. She previously served as founding executive director of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, the Mosaic Foundation, and the Jerusalem Fund for Education and community Development. She is a Middle East area specialist who has lived and worked in the region and is originally from Portland, Oregon.
Scott Wilson is the Jerusalem Bureau Chief of the Washington Post. He joined the Post in 1997 and served as the paper's correspondent in the Andes and Caribbean from Sept. 2000 through April 2004. He worked in the Arab Middle East, including several tours in Iraq, until June 2005 when he took up his current assignment. He was awarded an Overseas Press Club citation and an Interamerican Press Association award for his work in Latin America.