International Writer-at-Large, The New York Times

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Spring 2006


Roger Cohen was born in London and earned M.A. degrees in history and French at Oxford University in 1977. He writes “Globalist,” a twice-weekly column on European and international affairs in the International Herald Tribune, while also serving as International Writer at Large for the New York Times. Previously, Cohen was foreign editor for the Times, a post he was officially appointed to in March 2002, having served as acting foreign editor from September 11, 2001. Cohen has been bureau chief of the newspaper’s Berlin bureau, a correspondent in its Paris bureau, Balkan bureau chief based in Zagreb, and European economic correspondent based in Paris. He has covered Italy and the East Mediterranean extensively, reporting from Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Israel, and Lebanon. His experience also includes coverage from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, as well as Nigeria. He is the author of three books, Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo, an account of the wars in Yugoslavia; In the Eye of the Storm, a biography of Norman Schwarzkopf; and the Soldiers and Slaves: American GIs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble.