Roger Cohen

For more than two decades, Roger Cohen has worked for The New York Times as a foreign correspondent, first as an editor and now as a columnist, writing about a wide range of issues, mainly focusing on the Middle East. He has reported from the ground in numerous war zones, including the Balkans, Iraq, Libya and Iran, where he was one of the only Western reporters on location to cover the brutal Jasmine Revolution in 2009. His 2015 memoir The Girl From Human Street, chronicles his family's diaspora. In 2015, Cohen brought his Middle East expertise to bear as the moderator of Mountainfilm's Moving Mountains Symposium. Cohen writes trenchantly about America’s rapidly changing political landscape. In February 2017, he stated: “Truth has not yet perished, but to deny that it is under siege would be to invite disaster.”