FORA.tv Speaker - Laura Silber
Laura Silber is director of Public Affairs at the Open Society Institute, where she runs the communications department and works with the Soros foundations network to promote advocacy issues. Since 2007 she has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Prior to joining OSI in 2000, Silber was a contributing writer at Talk magazine. She covered the United Nations for the Financial Times from 1997-1999. She was also a visiting scholar at the Remarque Institute at New York University and an Independent Project Fellow at OSI. From 1990-1997, she was the Balkans correspondent for the Financial Times and covered Yugoslaviaâ€™s violent disintegration.
She is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Death of Yugoslavia, which was selected for the New York Times notable book list. She was a consultant to the accompanying television documentary series, which among other awards won the BAFTA, duPont Gold Baton, and Peabody. She has contributed to a wide range of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and the New York Review of Books.
Silber was a Fulbright Scholar in Yugoslavia, received a masterâ€™s in international affairs from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and graduated from Carleton College.
10.16.14 | 00:58:49 min
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