Indira Lakshmanan is Washington columnist for The Boston Globe, writing about foreign policy and politics and an Executive Editor at the Pulitzer Center. She previously covered foreign policy and politics at Bloomberg. Ms. Lakshmanan spent a dozen years as a foreign correspondent and bureau chief for The Boston Globe in the Balkans, Asia and Latin America. She covered the Bosnian War and the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan; investigated the Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines and the spread of SARS in China; and embedded with sea pirates in the Philippines, Maoist rebels in Nepal, and Khmer Rouge holdouts in Cambodia. Her reporting exposed child labor in Bolivia, illegal logging in Brazil, corruption in China, and help end the incarceration of innocent children in Nepal. She started her career on the foreign desk at NPR, and has guest-hosted several public radio programs. Most recently, she was the Newmark chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Insitute, where she focused on restoring trust in journalism through transparency and accountability.