Joyce Davis

President, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Joyce Davis is the president of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America. She is also a media consultant.

She was the senior manager of Radio Farda, U.S. international broadcasting's service into Iran. She was also former deputy foreign editor for Knight Ridder Newspapers.

Prior to her work at Knight Ridder, Ms. Davis served as foreign editor and director of news staffing at National Public Radio — as well as an on-air reporter, doing special reports on the Middle East and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

In her more than 30 years of journalism, Ms. Davis has been a reporter, columnist and editor in both broadcast and print. She began her journalism career at The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

In 1997, Ms. Davis wrote “Between Jihad and Salaam: Profiles in Islam,” a collection of profiles and interviews with Islamic leaders around the world, which was published in 1997. Her most recent book is “Martyrs: Innocence, Vengeance and Despair in the Middle East.”

Ms. Davis currently works in Prague as the Associate Director of Broadcasting for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Ms. Davis is a former senior fellow with the United States Institute of Peace as well as a member of the board of advisors for Women In International Security and the Georgetown University Journal of International Affairs.

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