Gregory D. Johnsen

Gregory D. Johnsen has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan, a Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, and a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Egypt. In 2013-14 he was selected as BuzzFeed’s inaugural Michael Hastings National Security Reporting Fellow where he won a Dirksen Award from the National Press Foundation and, in collaboration with Radiolab, a Peabody Award.

He has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and Master’s degrees from Princeton and the University of Arizona. Johnsen served on the Yemen Panel of Experts for the UN Security Council, and his writing has appeared in, among others, the New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and BuzzFeed. He is the author The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia, which has been translated into multiple languages.