Ghida Fakhry started her journalistic career over 25 years ago in London. She is a British/Lebanese national currently based in Washington DC, and the Host and Managing Editor of Inside America, a weekly program about US politics, and Bigger than Five, a global affairs program broadcast on TRT World and available of Apple Podcasts. Since 2019, she is also the Moderator of the Doha Debates. She has also been a Contributor to the Huffington Post, writing about global issues.
Ghida Fakhry is a versatile and experienced moderator of high-level debates and conferences on a wide range of subjects -- from international relations, peace and security, human rights, to women's empowerment, sustainable development and renewable energy. She combines a sharp journalistic interviewing style with a distinctive ability to challenge speakers and stimulate discussions on important topics. Ghida's on-stage presence, engaging style and expertise enable her to steer debates skillfully and effectively. She is a frequent moderator of high-level events organized by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, the European Union, Governments and NGOs, with a wide range of policy and opinion makers -- Heads of State/Government, academics, business leaders and civil society activists.
Ghida Fakhry has reported extensively from the United Nations in New York, covering the Security Council and annual sessions of the General Assembly. She travelled with Secretary-General Kofi Annan throughout the Middle East and Africa, and conducted several in-depth interviews with him throughout his 10-year tenure. She also interviewed several Heads of State/Government including Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Shimon Peres of Israel, Muammar Qaddafi of Libya, Evo Morales of Bolivia and Yasser Arafat of Palestine, among others. More recently, she sat down with Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia; Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda; and former President of South Africa, FW DeKlerk. She also regularly interviews US members of Congress and policy-makers.
Ghida earned two Masters degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) in the UK and Boston University. She is fluent in English, French; Arabic and is conversational in Spanish.