Michele Kelemen

A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

In her latest beat, Kelemen has been traveling with Secretary of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton before him, tracking the Obama administration's broad foreign policy agenda from Asia to the Middle East. She also followed President Bush's Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and was part of the NPR team that won the 2007 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for coverage of the war in Iraq.

As NPR's Moscow bureau chief, Kelemen chronicled the end of the Yeltsin era and Vladimir Putin's consolidation of power. She recounted the terrible toll of the latest war in Chechnya, while also reporting on a lighter side of Russia, with stories about modern day Russian literature and sports.

Kelemen came to NPR in September 1998, after eight years working for the Voice of America. There, she learned the ropes as a news writer, newscaster and show host.

Michele earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Russian and East European Affairs and International Economics.

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3:28pm

Wed June 24, 2015
Asia

U.S. Calls On Myanmar To Grant Rohingya Citizenship

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 7:01 pm

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4:15pm

Thu June 18, 2015
World

60 Million People Displaced By World Conflicts, U.N. Refugee Agency Says

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 7:58 pm

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3:48pm

Tue June 16, 2015
Parallels

Of 4 Million Syrian Refugees, The U.S. Has Taken Fewer Than 1,000

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 7:06 pm

Mohammad and Linda Jomaa al-Halabi, along with their five daughters, are among the fewer than 1,000 Syrian refugees who have been resettled in the U.S. They left Syria in August 2012 and arrived last year in Baltimore, where they live now.
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Syria's civil war has uprooted millions of people, including 4 million who have fled their homeland. The U.S., a country that has always been a leader in refugee resettlement, has taken in fewer than 1,000 of them.

Now, the United Nations refugee agency is asking the U.S. and other wealthy countries to open their doors to the most vulnerable victims of the conflict that began in 2011.

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3:57pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Europe

Ukraine Finance Minister Says Economic Success Is Key To Ending Conflict

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 7:55 pm

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7:37am

Sat June 6, 2015
Middle East

U.N.-Led Yemen Peace Talks Are Set For June 14

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 11:44 am

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