Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck visited the Institute during the 2006 – 2007 academic year. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Dow Jones Newswires and The Associated Press, covering politics, terror investigations and business. She has presented for Voice of America and ITN News24 and worked on radio documentaries for NPR and WFUV following the 9/11 World Trade Center bombings. Her reporting has taken her to the US, Algeria, Spain, France and sub-Saharan Africa.
Based in Brussels for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal, Juliane currently writes about international trade and the intersection of business and politics, prominently scooping the world in 2005 with news of Europe’s multi-billion euro blockade of Chinese textile imports. Her reporting won her the 2006 World Leadership Forum’s Business Journalist of the Year award for Best Online Journalist and a William R. Clabby Newswires award. She recently completed a series of articles chronicling the effects of a faltering world trade accord on West African states and on migration to Europe. She is increasingly focused on environmental issues and their effect both on industry and international relations.
In 2004, while based in Madrid, Juliane reported for Newsweek, The Independent and Voice of America on the March 11 railway bombings. Her coverage regularly led international reports of the subsequent terror investigations and political upheaval. Assigned to Algeria as a hotspot reporter for the Associated Press, she reported on the 2003 earthquake and, in its wake, on the country’s attempts to quell social unrest.
Juliane is a graduate in broadcast studies of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she won the Lars Erik Nelson prize for excellence in writing and the Richard Blood award for investigative reporting. She started her journalism career reporting on arts and culture in Scotland in 1997, and worked stints as photo editor, radio host and race crew on yachts. She speaks English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese. She is currently trying to learn Mandarin and succeeding mainly in making her tutor laugh.