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Carol Giacomo

Carol Giacomo, Chief Editor
Carol Giacomo, Chief Editor
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Carol Giacomo is chief editor of Arms Control Today, the Arms Control Association’s flagship publication.

Carol was a member of The New York Times editorial board from 2007-2020 writing opinion pieces about all major national security issues including nuclear weapons, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Her work involved regular overseas travel, including trips to North Korea, Iran and Myanmar. She met a half dozen times with President Obama at the White House and interviewed scores of other world leaders.

A former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington, she covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades and traveled over 1 million miles to more than 100 countries with eight secretaries of state and other senior U.S. officials.

During the 2020 spring semester, Ms. Giacomo was a Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University, a position she also held in 2013. In Fall 2020, she was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2019, she held the Poynter Chair at Indiana University’s School of Media Studies, making regular visits to the Bloomington campus to conduct journalism-related classes and workshops for students and faculty.

In 2018, she won an award from The American Academy of Diplomacy, an organization of retired career diplomats, for outstanding diplomatic commentary. In 2009, she won the Georgetown University Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting. She has also won two publisher’s awards from The New York Times.

She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1999-2000, she was a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, researching U.S. economic and foreign policy decision-making during the Asian financial crisis. Born and raised in Connecticut, she holds a B.A. in English Literature from Regis College, Weston, Mass. She began her professional journalism career at The Lowell Sun and later worked at The Hartford Courant in the city, state and Washington bureaus.

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