Bina Shah

Bina Shah is a Karachi-based author of five novels and two collections of short stories. Her latest novel, Before She Sleeps, was published by Delphinium Books in August 2018. A regular contributor to The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, and a frequent guest on the BBC, she has contributed essays and op-eds to Granta, The Independent, and The Guardian, and writes a regular op-ed column for Dawn, Pakistan’s biggest English-language newspaper. Sheworks on issues of women’s rights and female empowerment in Pakistan and across Muslim countries. In 2020 she was awarded the rank of Chevalier in the Ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. On Twitter: @BinaShah.

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Toula Drimonis

Toula Drimonis is a Montreal-based writer and columnist with bylines in many national and international publications. A former News Director with TC Media, she’s worked extensively in print, TV, and radio in all three of her languages (English, French, and Greek). She is a women’s issues and political panel contributor for City Life, a local Montreal current affairs TV show and was on the advisory board for Use the Right Words, a national media guide on how to report on sexual violence. Follow her on Twitter: @toulastake 

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Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman has been a journalist and editor for 20 years. She worked in the Middle East for more than a decade, starting out as a news editor at Haaretz newspaper and then moving on to reporting for international media outlets. She is a member of the team that co-founded +972 Magazine, now the leading English-language media platform in Israel-Palestine. Lisa is also a former fellow with the International Security Program at New America, the Washington, D.C. think tank. She lives in Montreal. Follow her on Twitter @lisang.

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Terrell J. Starr

Terrell Jermaine Starr is the senior reporter at The Root, where he writes about U.S.-Russia politics and race in America. He is a former Fulbright fellow in Ukraine, and a Peace Corps volunteer in Georgia. He lived in the former Soviet Union for four years and has been a reporter for 10 years.

Starr holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Illinois: one in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the other in journalism. 

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Yael Friedman

Yael Friedman writes about art, culture, cities, and history. She is a regular contributor to The Economist and has also written for CityLab, The Daily Beast, Haaretz, The Forward, Urban Omnibus, Artinfo, and other outlets. She lives in Brooklyn. Follow her on Twitter @idapost.

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Jeffrey Yoskowitz

Jeffrey Yoskowitz is a writer and food entrepreneur. His articles on food, culture, and the environment have been published by the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Gastronomica. As a co-owner of The Gefilteria, he travels the globe speaking, cooking, and teaching about reclaiming heritage foods. Yoskowitz co-authored The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods (Flatiron Books); it was a 2016 finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.  He will begin teaching culinary anthropology at The City College of New York in the fall. He fell in love with compost when working as a fellow and a pickle apprentice at Adamah Farm in Connecticut. Jeffrey has cooked as a guest chef at the James Beard House kitchen and was named to the Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 list for Food and Wine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @JeffYosko


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Hadeel Al-Shalchi

Hadeel al-Shalchi is a digital journalist and former foreign correspondent. She worked as a radio reporter, producer, and news reader for the CBC in Ottawa before becoming a Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, covering the Arab Spring from Tunisia, Bahrain, Egypt, and Libya. In 2012, she joined Reuters as its first Libya correspondent. Hadeel also reported on the war in Syria from Aleppo. She is fluent in Arabic. At Studio 20, she has focused on data journalism and podcasting.

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Anna Lind-Guzik

Anna Lind-Guzik is Executive Director and founder of The Conversationalist. She is a writer, attorney and scholar of Soviet history, authoritarianism, feminism and human rights. She hosts the weekly podcast “Unbreaking Media” which examines politics and culture through an intersectional feminist lens. Follow her on Twitter @alindguzik.

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Molly M. Jeffery and Ted Melnick

  • Edward R Melnick, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and Attending Emergency Physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and the Principal Investigator of the EMBED Trial Network.


  • Molly Moore Jeffery, PhD, MPP is a research associate in the division of Health Care Policy Research and Scientific Director of Research in Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic. She is a co-investigator on the EMBED Trial.
Drs. Jeffery and Melnick attended Williams College together where they both graduated in the class of 1999.

Articles by Molly M. Jeffery and Ted Melnick