Pamela Constable

October 10, 2022

Topic: Afghanistan

Pamela Constable is a staff writer for The Washington Post’s foreign desk. As a Foreign correspondent, she covers Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Asia, Latin America and immigration. She completed a tour as Afghanistan/Pakistan bureau chief in 2019, 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, Constable 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. During this time, she was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from the Columbia University School of Journalism (1993) and the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship (1990). She was a reporter for the Baltimore Sun from 1978 to 1982 and received a BA in American civilization from Brown University. 

Constable has authored Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself, A Nation of Enemies: Chile under Pinochet, and Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia. She 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. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and president of the Afghan Stray Animal League. 

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