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Katrina Vanden Heuvel

Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editor and Publisher of The Nation. She is the co-editor of Taking Back America--And Taking Down The Radical Right (NationBooks, 2004). She is also co-editor (with Stephen F. Cohen) of Voices of Glasnost: Interviews with Gorbachev's Reformers (Norton, 1989) and editor of The Nation: 1865-1990, and the collection A Just Response: The Nation on Terrorism, Democracy and September 11, 2001.

Her book, A Dictionary of Republicanisms, (An Indispensable Guide to Their Doublespeak), was published in November 2005. She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on ABC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Boston Globe. Her weblog for thenation.com is "Editor's Cut."

She is a recipient of Planned Parenthood's Maggie Award for her article, Right-to-Lifers Hit Russia. The special issue she conceived and edited, Gorbachev's Soviet Union, was awarded New York University's 1988 Olive Branch Award. Vanden Heuvel was also co- editor of Vyi i Myi, a Russian-language feminist newsletter.

She has received awards for public service from numerous groups, including The Liberty Hill Foundation, The Correctional Association and The Association for American-Russian Women. In 2003, she received the New York Civil Liberties Union's Callaway Prize for the Defense of the Right of Privacy. She is also the recipient of The American- Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's 2003 "Voices of Peace" award, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s 2006 “Justice in Action” award. Vanden Heuvel also serves on the boards of The Institute for Policy Studies, The Campaign for America's Future, The Correctional Association of New York, The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and Princeton Progressive Nation.  She is a member of the National Advisory Board of The Roosevelt Institution, Facing South (online) magazine and the Progressive Book Club Editorial Board.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and she lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.