Thanassis Cambanis is a journalist who has covered the Middle East for nearly a decade. His most recent book, published in 2015, Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story (Simon and Schuster), is about the efforts of Egyptian revolutionaries to create a new political order after the fall of Mubarak. His first book, A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel, was published in 2010. He writes “The Internationalist” column for The Boston Globe Ideas section, and is a correspondent for The Atlantic. Thanassis regularly contributes to The New York Times, The Boston Globe (where he served as a foreign correspondent in Iraq and the Middle East), and other publications.

He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York City. In 2009 Cambanis served as a Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. Thanassis got his master’s in public affairs at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. He studied history and creative writing for his bachelor’s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Beirut with his family.

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