Karen Allen is a former BBC Foreign Correspondent with more than two decades of industry experience in conflict, humanitarian, political and general news reporting. She was posted to Kenya, South Africa and Afghanistan for the BBC, using these bases to report extensively across Africa and South Asia for TV, Audio and Digital networks. She also completed assignments in Iraq, Libya, Haiti and much of Europe and was involved in covering some of the biggest stories during that time. Karen received a number of industry awards for her international reporting and has been involved in mentoring a new generation of foreign correspondents
She’s augmented her reporting experience with a masters in International Relations and Contemporary War from King’s College London where she remains a visiting fellow in the Department of War Studies. She now combines her journalism experience with International policy issues touching upon emerging tech, conflict, security and humanitarian response.