THE AMINA PROFILE

WEDNESDAY | 25 NOVEMBER 

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CAROLIN EMCKE


Journalist | Political Theorist | Writer

Carolin Emcke is a journalist, political theorist and writer. She studied philosophy, history and political science in London, Frankfurt and Harvard. She has a doctorate in philosophy with a book on Collective Identities, and has been a visiting lecturer in political theory at Yale. As a staff writer for the foreign news desk of Der Spiegel (1998-2006), she has written about war crimes and human rights violations in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel, and Columbia, among others.

Her book Echoes of Violence Ц Letters from a War reporter, first published in Germany in 2004, was named Political Book of the Year in 2005. In 2006 she was awarded the Ernst-Bloch-Foerderpreis, a German award given to scholars and philosophers of extraordinary promise.

Since 2004 she hosts the monthly discussion forum Streitraum at the theatre Schaubuehne Berlin. Since 2007 she works as an international reporter for the German Weekly Die Zeit. Carolin Emcke also regularly writes about photography and contemporary dance. In 2008 her latest book Stumme Gewalt Ц Nach-denken über die RAF came out about the silent violence of the German Baader Meinhof Gang. She lives in Berlin.

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