Karen Attiah is a Washington Post columnist who writes on issues related to race, international politics, gender, and human rights. As the Post's founding Global Opinions editor, she recruited writers from around the world and won several awards for her work in seeking accountability for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, including the 2019 George Polk Special Award and the 2019 Journalist of the Year award from the National Association of Black Journalists. She is the author of "Say Your Word, Then Leave" and was a Fulbright Scholar to Ghana.