Editorial and Communications Director, Paulson Institute and former Condé Nast Traveler editor

Dorinda (Dinda) Elliott is the Editorial and Communications Director of the Paulson Institute and the former Global Affairs Editor for Condé Nast Traveler. While at Traveler, Mrs. Elliott led coverage of global issues and corporate social responsibility in the travel industry. She covered a diverse array of issues regarding social responsibility in tourism, all culminating in the annual Condé Nast World Savers Awards.                

Prior to joining Traveler, Mrs. Elliott covered the beginnings of China’s economic reforms in 1984 for BusinessWeek and served as Beijing bureau chief for Newsweek from 1987 to 1990. She also covered Boris Yeltsin’s presidency for three years as Moscow bureau chief before returning to Hong Kong for a decade, traveling and reporting across China. During this time, her team at Newsweek won an Overseas Press Club Award for coverage of Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.                        

Mrs. Elliott graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She was also a Gannett Fellow at the Gannet Center of Journalism at Columbia University.