Breaking Barriers and Leading with Purpose

Terrell Jermaine Starr is an independent journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine covering the Russo-Ukrainian War.

An inspiring speaker, dynamic thought leader, and award-winning journalist

Terrell Jermaine Starr is an independent journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine covering the Russo-Ukrainian War. He is the host of the Black Diplomats podcast, where he covers geopolitical issues. Terrell is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and he writes for Rolling Stone. He previously worked at The Root and Foxtrot Alpha, a blog that focuses on the military, technology, and policy.

Featured Speaking Engagement

Terrell is an international speaker who can illustrate the intersections between global and local issues, be it climate change, nuclear weapons, Black Lives Matter protests, or militarization. His gift is in making these very complex issues, which seem so distant, feel very close to his listeners. And he starts with himself.

How to use a pop culture reference to explain an international problem.

Black Diplomats Podcast

Terrell uses his weekly show, Black Diplomats, to discuss global issues through a social justice lens. Discussions range from climate change to Kremlin politics.

About Terrell

Terrell is a former Fulbright scholar and is fluent in Russian. He’s worked in journalism for nearly 15 years and is an expert in Eastern European geopolitics and U.S. politics.