Peter Slevin

Peter Slevin is Associate Professor in Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is a veteran national and international reporter who spent a decade on The Washington Post’s national staff before coming to Northwestern in 2010Based in Chicago starting in 2004, he produced deadline work and deeply reported stories from more than two dozen states, focusing particularly on politics and the home front of the Iraq and Afghan wars. He has written extensively about Barack Obama’s trajectory, as well as covering political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. He pursued a particular interest in the home front of the Iraq and Afghan wars, producing pieces about soldiers and their preparations for war, their return home and the impact of war on their families, communities and public opinion. At Medill, Slevin is developing a concentration in political reporting while also working with students on foreign and military coverage. In 2012, he is leading a new undergraduate seminar titled “Politics, Media and the Republic” and a graduate class on presidential election coverage. Along the way, with an appointment as a senior lecturer in Northwestern’s International Studies program, he developed an upper-level seminar, “The United States and the Battle for Iraq” and a lecture course, “Dilemmas of American Power,” focusing on the U.S. role in the world from the Vietnam War to the Arab Spring. He is a member of the International Studies Program Advisory Committee.