Carolin Emcke

Carolin Emcke is a journalist, political theorist, and writer. She has studied philosophy, history, and political science in London, Frankfurt, and the United States. She has a doctorate in philosophy and has been a visiting lecturer in political theory at Yale.

As a staff writer for the foreign news desk of Der Spiegel, she has written about war crimes and human rights violations in Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Kashmir, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Colombia.

Emcke’s book Echoes of Violence: Letters from a War Reporter, was named Political Book of the Year in Germany in 2005. In 2006 she was awarded the Ernst-Blöch-Foerderpreis, a German award given to scholars and philosophers of extraordinary promise.

Carolin Emcke lives in Berlin and was a participant in the 2005 World Voices Festival.

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