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Pamela Constable

The Washington Post

Recipient of the 2018 Award for Reporting

Pamela Constable is The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She has reported from both countries frequently since 1998, and served as a South Asia bureau chief based in India from 1999 to 2005. She also reported from Iraq in 2004 and 2005. She previously covered immigration issues and immigrant communities while based in Washington for The Post.

Before joining The Post in 1994, she was a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe from 1982 to 1994, reporting mainly from Central and South America and the Caribbean. She was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun from 1978 to 1982. She is an author and has held writing fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Alicia Patterson Foundation and the Pew Journalism Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Ms. Constable is co-author of a non-fiction book on military rule in Chile and the author of two non-fiction books on contemporary South Asia. Her most recent book is “Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself,” published in 2011. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University. A graduate of Brown University, she lives in northern Virginia.

In a private capacity, Ms. Constable is president of the non-profit Afghan Stray Animal League and founder of a shelter and veterinary clinic in Afghanistan that has helped hundreds of injured and ailing street dogs and cats, as well as working donkeys, since 2004.

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