Media & Speaking

I welcome contacts from the reporters, though I don’t always have time to reply promptly. I generally do not like to answer questions about the places I live, but that’s not a hard and fast rule. You can email me at alannaDOT or skype me at alanna.shaikh.

Places I have been quoted:

The New York Times, about giving wisely to Haiti relief

Deutsche Welle, about civil war in Tajikistan vs Afghanistan



I love speaking at conferences, but since I’m based in Azerbaijan, travel costs are expensive. Send me an email ( about your event if you’re still interested.