Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is a senior reporter on contract at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. She previously covered China as a staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine and The Daily Beast. Allen-Ebrahimian’s recent work has focused on China’s influence operations in the United States. Her path-breaking reporting on this topic has helped shift U.S. national debate about China and has directly influenced legislation introduced in Congress. A sought-after speaker, she has given talks about China’s political influence at Columbia University, George Washington University, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Jamestown Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, the National War College, the State Department, the Prospect Foundation in Taiwan, and elsewhere. Allen-Ebrahimian is currently a member of the Jamestown Foundation Young Professionals Program 2019-2020 cohort. She was the 2018 recipient of the Robert S. Abbott Memorial Award in recognition of her reporting on China. She was also a 2017 Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Germany, a 2016 Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center, and a 2015 International Reporting Project Fellow in China. Allen-Ebrahimian holds a master’s degree in East Asian studies from Yale University and a graduate certificate from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center. She is fluent in Chinese.