Gregory D. Johnsen has been a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan, a Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, and a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Egypt. In 2013-14 he was selected as BuzzFeed’s inaugural Michael Hastings National Security Reporting Fellow where he won a Dirksen Award from the National Press Foundation and, in collaboration with Radiolab, a Peabody Award.
For the past two years he has served on the Yemen Panel of Experts for the UN Security Council.
He has a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and Master’s degrees from Princeton and the University of Arizona, as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Hastings College in Nebraska. Johnsen is the author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia.