Robert F. Worth

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Robert F. Worth
Born New York City
Nationality United States
Occupation Author
Spouse(s) Alice Clapman
Children Isaac

Robert Forsyth Worth is an American journalist and former chief of the New York Times Beirut bureau.[1] He is the author of Rage for Order[2] which received positive reviews from Publishers Weekly, Fareed Zakaria, Kenneth M. Pollack, Bartle Bull, The Economist magazine, among others.[3]

Worth became a New York Times reporter at the metropolitan desk in 2000. He was the Times correspondent in Baghdad from 2003 to 2006,[4] and their Beirut bureau chief from 2007 until 2011.[5] He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books.[6] From 2014 to 2015 he was a public policy fellow in the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars while writing Rage for Order.[6][7] While there he worked on "The Arab Revolts and their Legacy" project.

"Born and raised" in Manhattan,[5] Worth is a graduate of Wesleyan University and has an M.A.[citation needed] and a Ph.D. (in English) from Princeton University[8] He is married to Alice Clapman, an attorney for the Immigrants' Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.[9] The two have a son, Isaac, who was born in 2007.[citation needed]

Awards and honors

He has been a two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award.[5]

He won a Silver Medal in the 2017 Arthur Ross Book Award given by the Council on Foreign Relations for his book A Rage for Order.[10]


  1. ^ "A RAGE FOR ORDER". Kirkus. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Worth, Robert F. (2016). A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS. Pan Macmillan. p. 82. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS". Amazon. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Robert Worth". Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. Columbia Journalism School. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "ROBERT F. WORTH". macmillan. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Robert F. Worth". New York Review of Books. 
  7. ^ "Robert Worth". Wilson Center. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2016-11-30. 
  8. ^ "SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW . Up Front: Robert F. Worth". Sep 9, 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  9. ^ "BIOGRAPHY OF ALICE CLAPMAN". ACLU. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "John Pomfret's "The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom" Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award". Council on Foreign Relations. November 15, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
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