Author and Journalist, New York
Haniel Fellow - Class of Spring 2003
David Rieff is an American writer and policy analyst. He has written widely on topics ranging from war, human rights, and humanitarian assistance in Africa, to Third World immigration to the United States, to cultural issues. He covered the Bosnian war, spending extended periods of time in Sarajevo during the siege, and the Rwandan genocide. More recently, he has reported from Southwest Asia. He is the author of five books, including Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World, A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in an Age of Genocide, and Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West. He is also co-editor (with Roy Gutman) of War Crimes, What the Public Should Know, a primer on international humanitarian law.
Rieff was awarded the inaugural Haniel Fellowship in History and Public Affairs at the American Academy.