Shareen Blair Brysac

Formerly at CBS News

Bio

Shareen Blair Brysac was a prize-winning documentary producer, formerly for CBS News. She is currently a non-fiction author.

Brysac's documentaries include ""1968,"" ""American Dream, American Nightmare, ""The Cowboy, the Craftsman, and the Ballerina,"" and ""Juilliard and Beyond: A Life in Music, Once in Lifetime."" Her documentaries have won five Emmys and a Peabody Award.

Her books include Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra. She also co-authored Kingmakers: the Invention of the Modern Middle East and Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds with her husband Karl E. Meyer.

Brysac's articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, and The Nation.

Featured Work

Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds

MAY 18, 2012 Podcast

Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds

The headlines are full of stories of deep-simmering hatreds and ethnic strife. How about some good news for a change? Historians Meyer and Brysac explore ...

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

NOV 12, 2008 Podcast

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

How did the modern Middle East come about? Who were the British and Americans who shaped this region, from the 1882 British invasion of Egypt to ...