Experts

Carla Anne Robbins

Senior Fellow

About the Expert

Expert Bio

Carla Anne Robbins is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where she leads a roundtable series on national security in an age of disruption. She is also Marxe faculty director of the master of international affairs program and clinical professor of national security studies at Baruch College's Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.

An award-winning journalist and foreign policy analyst, Robbins was deputy editorial page editor at the New York Times and chief diplomatic correspondent at the Wall Street Journal. She has reported from Latin America, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.

Robbins is a graduate of Wellesley College and received a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Nieman fellow at Harvard University and a media fellow at Stanford University.

Honors:

  •   Winner, 2003 Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting, Georgetown University
  •   Co-winner, 2000 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting on the Post-Cold War defense budget
  •   Co-winner, 1999 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting on the Russian financial crisis
  •  Co-winner, 1984 Morton Frank Award, the Overseas Press Club
  •   Media Fellow, Stanford University
  •   Nieman Fellow, Harvard University


Affiliations: 

  • Baruch College, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Marxe Faculty Director of the master of international affairs program and clinical professor of national security studies
  • American Purpose, editorial board

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