JENNIFER KOONS is a contributor for The Atlantic and the author of the newsletter, "Our Women in the World." She's a former foreign correspondent in the Middle East and a national security editor. 

She is currently writing her first book, STATESWOMEN, which revisits the tensions and the triumphs of modern American diplomacy through the eyes of female diplomats.

A Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee, her reporting has focused on diplomacy, global security and the humanitarian implications of migration, political participation, corruption and women's health.

Previously, she wrote and oversaw coverage of global affairs, national security and intelligence issues for the Economist's CQ. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, Salon, Huffington Post, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. 

She's an adjunct lecturer for Northwestern graduate students specializing in politics and national security and previously taught undergraduate journalism students at Northwestern's campus in Doha, Qatar.

Jen is based in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at She is represented by Bridget Wagner Matzie of Aevitas Creative Management.

Jennifer Koons, Global Storyteller

Jennifer Koons is the author of STATESWOMEN, coming in 2021. She writes about diplomacy for the Atlantic and other publications.
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