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Jennifer Koons

Jennifer Koons

Adjunct Lecturer

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

Koons is a global storyteller whose narrative-driven reporting and writing focuses on women, peace and security — and the intersection of all three within the broader sphere of diplomatic and security coverage. She is a contributor for The Atlantic, The Lily and elsewhere, and is a former foreign correspondent in the Middle East and a national security editor.

Her first book, The Stateswomen of Afghanistan, will be published in 2022 by Beacon Press.