FCC Party

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Thursday 23 August 2018

The FCC is hosting a Partyto bid farewell to The Washington Post’s India Bureau Chief Annie Gowen and to greet her successor Joanna Slater

at 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, 23rd August 2018 at the FCC Auditorium.

You are cordially invited.

S Venkat Narayan


Annie Gowen has been The Washington Post’s India Bureau Chief and has reported for the paper throughout South Asia and Myanmar since 2013. Before arriving in India, she was a member of The Post's social issues teamcovering wealth and inequality. 

She has reported from conflict zones in Ukraine and Iraq, where she spent the summer of 2011, examining the continued violence and ramifications of the U.S. troop withdrawal. In 2007, she profiled several victims of the shootings at Virginia Tech, contributing to the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of that tragedy. 

She is a graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.Honours & Awards:Human Rights Press Award of Special Merit 2018; Society of Publishers in Asia Award for Editorial Excellence, 2017.

Joanna Slater succeeds Annie. She comes from the Toronto Globe and Mail. She began her career in Asia, first in Hong Kong and then in India as a correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review and Asian Wall Street Journal. From 2000 to 2004, she was based in Mumbai, where she became bureau chief, learned Hindi, and met her husband on the set of a Bollywood movie.

She was a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University and then covered financial markets in New York for the Journal from 2006 to 2010. Since 2010, she has been a foreign correspondent for the Globe and Mail based in the United States and Europe. As a U.S. correspondent, she has covered Wall Street, presidential campaigns and mass shootings from Newtown to Orlando to Las Vegas.

She was named the 2015 Journalist of the Year by the Canadian National Newspaper Awards for herwork covering the European refugee crisis during a year based in Berlin. Her stories also won Canadian National Newspaper Awards for international coverage and for contributions to a project on thalidomide.

Joanna is a graduate of Smith College and earned two master’s degrees at Columbia. Her first newspaper job was at The Post’s bureau in her hometown of Toronto, where she worked as a summer intern for correspondents Anne Swardson and Charles Trueheart.She and her family (including two young sons) move to India in August.