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Ruthie Ackerman is an award-winning journalist focusing on Africa, women and politics. She has special expertise on refugee issues, post-conflict environments, and security and is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. Her work has been featured in Salon, The Nation, The New York Times, World Policy Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Forbes, Fast Company, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Hartford Courant, Women's Media Center, CSIS Policy Forum, Recessionwire and Women's E-news.
Ruthie is the founder of Ceasefire Liberia, a blog-bridge for Liberian youth with the mission of promoting citizen journalism and creating a dialogue between Liberians around the world.
She received a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship in 2007 for which she produced and directed a short documentary on the rehabilitation of Liberian youth that premiered on Foreign Exchange. Her reporting from the project was also featured in The Nation, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and CSIS Policy Forum.
MA, New York University, Department of Journalism
BA, Boston University, psychology
Languages: Spanish (proficient)
"Ahmadinejad Goes to Lebanon," Slate, October 13, 2010.
"To Publish or Not to Publish," Huffington Post, May 20, 2010.
"When Things Fall Apart," UN Chronicle, February 25, 2010.
"Sirleaf to Seek Second Term," Womens Media Center Blog, February 11, 2010.
"Citizen Media: Drown Out the Noise," Huffington Post, February 3, 2010.
"Liberia: The Real Danger is Not Spending Enough," Huffington Post, November 3, 2009.
Media & Appearances
World Policy On Air, July 27, 2010.