Kati Marton is an award-winning author and journalist. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio, where she started as a production assistant in 1971, as well as print journalism and writing a number of books. She is a former chairwoman of the International Women’s Health Coalition, and a director (former chairwoman) of the Committee to Protect Journalists and other bodies including the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch, and the New America Foundation. She studied at the Sorbonne and the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris. She has a master’s degree in International Relations from George Washington University. Marton has received several honors for her reporting, including the 2001 Rebekah Kohut Humanitarian Award by the National Council of Jewish Women, the 2002 Matrix Award for Women Who Change the World, the George Foster Peabody Award (presented to WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, in 1973), and the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary—the country’s highest civilian honor. She is also a recipient of The International Center in New York’s Award of Excellence. Her book, “Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America,” was an autobiography finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2009.

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