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Alice Speri

Alice Speri is a freelance writer based in New York. She has written on international matters for The Christian Science Monitor, Agence France-Presse and other publications. She also wrote about the 2012 Olympics for The Wall Street Journal and New York metro matters for The New York Times and The Star-Ledger in Newark. She has contributed research and editing to The New Yorker's Talk of the Town section and contributed reporting to Al Jazeera English.

In addition, Speri received a Knight Foundation fellowship to participate in the International Center for Journalists, Russia-US Young Media Professionals Exchange. She is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University, from which she earned an M.A. in comparative literature. She has a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in government and literature from Harvard University. An Italian, she speaks English and French.

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The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor – Fatou Bensouda – was busy in New York this week, rallying support for the court on the sidelines of the 68th United Nations General Assembly annual debate. The Gambia native, who succeeded Luis …

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With 827 days to go until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals — the United Nations’ flagship agenda for global development — the buzzword at the General Assembly’s annual opening debate in New York this week was “acceleration.” A …

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