Michael Cohen is a fellow at The Century Foundation, a columnist at the Boston Globe and a regular writer and commentator on American politics and U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of Live from the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America (Walker Books, 2008) and is currently writing a book on the 1968 presidential election for Oxford University Press. He has previously been a columnist for the Guardian and Foreign Policy and has blogged for both the New York Times and the New York Daily News.
Formerly he was a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the American Security Project. He also served in the U.S. Department of State as chief speechwriter for U.S. Representative to the United Nations Bill Richardson and Undersecretary of State Stuart Eizenstat. He has worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and was chief speechwriter for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT). He has also worked on political campaigns, both in the United States and overseas.
He is a frequent writer on politics and international affairs, and his work has been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Foreign Affairs, Politico, World Policy Journal, the National Interest, Democracy, the Christian Science Monitor, World Politics Review, Nation, Dissent and Reuters Opinion. He has also been featured on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Good Morning America NOW, Fox News, BBC TV, South African television, Al Jazeera, al Hurra, Air America, The Brian Lehrer Show, To the Point with Warren Olney, Pacifica Radio, Sirius/XM Radio’s POTUS and Wall Street Journal Radio.
Michael holds a bachelor’s in international relations from American University and a masters from Columbia University where he is also an adjunct lecturer in the School of International and Public Affairs. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Sarah and his daughters Isadora and Scarlett.