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March 12-13, 2024


Special Correspondent of The Economist

Tim Judah is a journalist and author and covers the Balkans, Ukraine and other regions as a correspondent for The Economist. He has worked for many major publications and broadcasters, notably writing wartime reportage from Afghanistan to Ukraine for the New York Review of Books. For much of the period since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine he has been in Ukraine covering the conflict for the New York Review of Books and The Economist plus a series for the Financial Times.

He is the author of three books on the Balkans—The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia, Kosovo: War & Revenge and Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know—and published a book on the conflict in Ukraine – In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine in 2016. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Judah lived in Bucharest and covered the aftermath of communism in Romania and Bulgaria for The Times and The Economist. After that, he moved to Belgrade for both publications in order to cover the war in Yugoslavia. In 2009 he was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at LSEE, the south-east Europe research unit of the European Institute at the London School of Economics, where he developed the concept of the ‘YugosphereAs a fellow of the Europe’s Futures project of the Institute for Human Sciences / IWM in Vienna he has been researching demography and depopulation in central and eastern Europe and the Balkans. Between 2019-22 he published a series of 28 articles on the topic on the Balkan Insight / Reporting Democracy and the Erste Stiftung websites, as well as articles in The Economist and elsewhereHe is now updating these for a book. He is the president of the boards of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and the Kosovar Stability Initiative (IKS).