Editor for L A Times Syndicate Global Viewpoint and has also
contributed to: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The
International Herald Tribune and Newsweek Magazine.
As one of the few women political commentators, Ms. Dergham has been
a frequent guest PBS's "Charlie Rose” and "The News
Hour", CNN, FOX, "ABC, CBS, Canada's CBC, Al-Jazeera as
well as a radio guest on NPR and the BBC.
A Lebanese-born American Citizen, Ms. Dergham is a member of The
Council on Foreign Relations. She was co-chair of the Council's 1997
conference: "In the National Interest: Does diversity make a
She served on the Board of the International Women's Media
Foundation and is currently on the Advisory Council. She has served
on the Advisory Council of Princeton University's Institute for
Transregional Studies of the contemporary Middle East, North Africa
and Central Asia. She was also a member of the Women's Foreign
Dr. Dergham is a frequent participant in Policy conferences and is a
regular participant in The World Economic Forum at Davos and WEF at
the Dead Sea, Sharm El Sheikh, Marrakech, Istanbul and Vienna
She is a regular participant in the Noble Laureates conference in
Petra and in Fez as well in Media Summits.
She addressed UN General Assembly on the World Press Freedom Day
when President of The United Nations Correspondents Association for
1997 and was appointed to the Task Force on the Reorientation of
Public Information by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. She moderated
a roundtable of 8 Presidents and Prime Ministers for UNCTAD at
Bangkok in 1991. Ms Dergham served as Chairman of the Dag
Hammarskjold Fund Board in 2005.
Dr. Dergham is currently a juror on the UNESCO Press Freedom Award.
She also served as a Juror on the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced
International Studies Novartis Prize for Excellence in International
In addition to covering the crucial American-Soviet Summits in the
80s and the 27th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party, Ms Dergham
has done exclusive Interviews with over 20 Statesmen including:
Jordan's King Abdallah and the late King Hussein; Pakistan’s
President Parviz Musharref, Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak;
Palestinian Presidents Mahmoud Abbas and Yasser Arafat; Iraq’s
Jalal Talabani, Yemen's President Abdallah Saleh; Sudan's President
Omar Al-Bashir; Russia's President Boris Yeltsin, and Lebanon’s PM
Other Presidents and Prime Ministers include a variety of countries
such as:, Turkey’s Ozal, Indonesia’s Soharto, France’s
D’Estang, Argentina’s Minem, Cambodia’s Sihanouk, India’s
Ghandi, Afghanistan’s Najibullah, Iran’s Bani Sadr, Sweden’s
Palme, Japan’s Ohira, Philippines' Marcos.
She conducted exclusive interviews with over 50 Foreign Ministers.
Ms. Dergham has Interviewed US President George W. Bush, Secretary
of State Condoleeza Rice and her predecessor Colin Powell.
Besides breaking major news stories, such as the Oslo secret talks,
she was the only Journalist to interview Ramzi Youssef, the alleged
mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing.
Ms. Dergham is based at the United Nations. Her assignments have
The Madrid Middle East Peace Conference; Islamic Summits; Nonaligned
Summits; The Casablanca Economic Summit; The Denver Summit of Eight
and the Extraordinary Amman Summit. She has accompanied UN Secretary
General Kofi Annan on his tours of the Middle East.
Ms. Dergham is a frequent lecturer at Universities, Think Tanks and
Business Councils throughout the United States. She spoke at
Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Georgetown among other distinguished
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Dr. Dergham is the recipient of numerous lifetime achievement awards.