Anya Schiffrin is the Director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.
She teaches courses on media and development and innovation as well as the course “Media, Human Rights and Social Change”. Among other topics, she writes on journalism and development as well as the media in Africa and the extractive sector. Ms. Schiffrin spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia and was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1999-2000. She is on the advisory board of the Open Society Foundation’s Program on Independent Journalism and of the Revenue Watch Institute.
Her publications include Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting from Around the World (2014), among others.