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Edie Lederer

During a 45-year career with The Associated Press, Edith M. Lederer has worked on every continent except Antarctica covering wars, famines, nuclear issues and political upheavals. The first woman assigned full-time to the AP staff reporting the Vietnam War, Lederer also covered the 1973 Middle East war, the war in Afghanistan, the first Gulf War, the conflict in Northern Ireland, the end of the war in Bosnia, the civil war in Somalia and the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda. She was also AP's first female bureau chief overseas, based in Lima, Peru. In addition to wars, she helped cover the downfall of communism and the break-up of the Soviet Union, and the Romanian revolution. While based in London from 1982-98, Lederer also wrote about military and international security issues and global problems ranging from population growth to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Since 1998, she has been AP's chief correspondent at the United Nations, reporting on the diplomatic side of conflicts in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Darfur, Kosovo, Congo and Sierra Leone and major global issues from the nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea to climate change, combating poverty and women's rights. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the International Women's Media Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award and is a co-author of "War Torn," a book by nine women who covered the Vietnam War.

My Moderators Sessions

Saturday, October 26
 

3:15pm EDT