Born and raised in New York City, Nir Rosen is a writer, journalist and film-maker. He is also a Fellow at New York University’s Center on Law and Security and a former fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. He has spent four years working in post war Iraq, five months in Afghanistan and has also worked in Somalia, Djibuti, the former Yugoslavia, the Congo, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Palestine, Yemen, Pakistan and Lebanon, where he lives with his wife and son.
His work has been published by The New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and similar publications. He has filmed for several documentaries. One of them, “No End in Sight,” about the occupation of Iraq won a prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. He also filmed a documentary for British Channel 4.
His book on Iraq, “In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq,” was published by Free Press in 2006 and was released in 2008 as an updated paperback called “The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq.” He has also worked for al Jazeera International as a producer. Rosen has consulted for the advocacy group Refugees International about displaced Iraqis since 2006 and has also consulted for Human Rights Watch. His work can be found at WWW.NIRROSEN.COM