- Former Middle East Editor, Newsweek
- Author of "The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria"
- Winner of the 2016 Courage in Journalism Award
"I honestly think I would not have the intellectual confidence to initiate the projects that I am now working on if I had not done Fletcher's GMAP. IT stretched my cognitive abilities but it also honed me - made me more incisive, enhancing and surpassing my previous capacities. It made me feel that if I could do this - I could do anything. Incredibly empowering."