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Alissa J. Rubin

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Alissa J. Rubin is the Paris bureau chief for the New York Times and has spent much of her career covering conflict zones, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans. Rubin has worked to cover war through human stories, particularly through the stories of women; Rubin's reports on besieged Yazidis, female Iraqi insurgents, and Afghan women struggling to gain their rights have focused on these issues. Prior to becoming Paris bureau chief, Rubin served as the New York Times bureau chief in Afghanistan and Baghdad, and she previously worked as a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, where she served as Baghdad bureau co-chief, Vienna bureau chief, and Paris bureau chief. Rubin received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and a master’s degree in History, with a concentration on modern Europe, from Columbia University.