Negar R Treister

Former GPI Global Intern; Freelance Editor and Consultant

Bio

Negar Rachel Treister is a New York–based freelance editor and consultant, specializing in the Middle East and Africa. She received an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where she focused on energy policy, and a B.A. in history and English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Negar was a Global Policy Innovations intern in 2006.

Featured Work

YouTube screenshot of "Happy" Iranians.

MAY 30, 2014 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: A Dangerous Dance in Modern Iran

Any stirring of excitement about change in Iran needs to be tempered by the reality that change will never come from the current leadership.

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamed/3636927440/">Hamed Saber</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

MAR 26, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: U.S. Pressures Oil Companies to Leave Iran

With nuclear diplomacy at a standstill, the U.S. government has been expanding its sanctions against Iran to include refined petroleum products and insurers.

Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dynamosquito/3650479362/">Patrick C.</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

JUN 24, 2009 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: Iran's Revolution Will Come, But This Isn't It

Despite the similarities between the June 2009 protests and those of 1979, speculation that this round will spark another revolution is premature.

Smog over Shanghai

DEC 28, 2006 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: China's Catch 22

Here's the situation. You are a booming country that has garnered nearly double-digit GDP growth rates every year over the past decade. But to sustain ...

CREDIT: &copy; Stephen Codrington.

AUG 23, 2006 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: A Girl's Best Friend? Conflict Diamonds and Corporate Social Responsibility

By the time diamonds reach New York City shops, most have made an arduous journey from large dirt pits in Africa, passing through the hands ...

Internet cafe with Linux-style penguin in Khotan, an oasis city in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Photo by Colegota, 09/10/2005. Creative Commons (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Spain).

JUL 28, 2006 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Diffusing Censorship: Blogging in Iran

The 1979 Islamic revolution and subsequent takeover of the U.S embassy in Tehran isolated Iran from many countries politically and economically, but government censorship of ...

JUN 22, 2006 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Globalized Fashion a Political Statement in the Middle East

In a region where governments have long tried to curb Western influences, the women of the Middle East increasingly use fashion to make a political ...