Anne Nelson is an award-winning author and playwright, who has explored the themes of human rights, resistance and freedom of expression in many facets over her career. She began her career as a war correspondent in Central America. In 2001 she wrote The Guys, a play and feature film based on her experience helping a New York fire captain create eulogies for the men he lost on September 11. Her books include Red Orchestra, about the anti-Nazi resistance in Berlin, and a forthcoming sequel set in Occupied Paris. She lectures and publishes extensively on the subject of digital media and its impact on society. She has taught at Columbia University since 1995, and is a graduate of Yale University.