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Overseas Press Club: 1995 - Best newspaper or wire service interpretation of international affairs. Newsday series "Reading, Writing and Hate" on the treatment of history, religion and national identity in school textbooks in Syria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Palestinian territories.Knight-Bagehot Fellowship:1983-1984- Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Graduate School of Business. Fellowship in economics and business journalism with courses on white-collar crime and real estate law.Pulitzer Prize finalist: 1981- Miami Herald investigative team series "Key West: Smugglers' Island" about drug smuggling and corruption in the Florida Keys.Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) top prize: 1980- Large newspaper category for Miami Herald series "Key West: Smugglers' Island".Sigma Delta Chi "Green Eyeshade" Award for Excellence in Journalism: 1980 and 1981- The Florida State Bar Association "Excellence in Legal Reporting" award; Women in Communication award for Miami Herald series "Key West: Smugglers' Island".American Political Science Association, Congressional Fellowship: 1976-1977 - U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, researcher for nursing home fraud investigation.

Professional Organizations

American Society of Journalist and Authors, Association of Americans Residents Overseas


Susan Sachs is a foreign correspondent, reporting from Afghanistan, for The Globe and Mail and is the newspaper's assistant foreign editor. Susan Sachs has more than 36 years of experience as a foreign correspondent, investigative reporter and immigration reporter. She was the bureau chief of The New York Times in Cairo, Baghdad and Istanbul, as well as correspondent in Cairo and Moscow for Newsday.

Susan Sachs also covered immigrant communities and immigration issues for The New York Times in New York, focusing particularly on Russian, Muslim, and Indian immigrants and on post-9/11 civil liberties issues. She has also worked as an investigative reporter on the award-winning investigative team of The Miami Herald, and as a politics and government reporter in Florida and Illinois. As a foreign reporter, Susan Sachs covered two Middle East wars and their aftermath while traveling widely across the Arab world, Central Asia, Europe and the former Soviet republics. Over the course of her career, Susan Sachs has won numerous professional honors. In 1995, she won the Overseas Press Club's Bob Considine award for the best newspaper interpretation of international affairs. With two colleagues, Susan Sachs was honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist (1981) and won the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) top prize for investigative reporting (1980). Susan Sachs was awarded the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in business journalism and the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship. Susan Sachs is a graduate of the University of Michigan and grew up in Chicago, Illinois.

Susan Sachs's work as a freelance writer in Paris has been featured in The Christian Science Monitor, the Straits Times, the South China Morning Post and a variety of magazines. Susan Sachs has taught global reporting and immigration reporting at the Graduate School of Journalism at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris and was a visiting professor teaching a course on New Media and Globalization at Bosphorus University in Istanbul.

Work experience

Oct 2010Present

Foreign Correspondent / Assistant Foreign Editor

The Globe and Mail

Assistant Foreign Editor of The Globe and Mail, on special assignment in Afghanistan. Former New York Times bureau chief in Istanbul, Baghdad and Cairo, and former Moscow and Cairo bureau chief for Newsday. Specialist in immigration issues, Islam, the Middle East, Afghanistan.

Jan 2006May 2010

Journalism Professor

Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po)

Professor, Masters-level classes, newspaper and magazine reporting in English on global reporting and reporting on immigration, business and international affairs.

May 1998Mar 2005

Foreign Correspondent

The New York Times

Immigration reporter, New York City; bureau chief in Cairo, Baghdad and Istanbul




Columbia University Graduate School of Business
Completed first year toward M.B.A.


University of Michigan