Andrew Cohen is an author and journalist who has worked for a wire service as well as leading newspapers and magazines as reporter, editor, editorial writer, columnist and foreign correspondent. In his 37-year journalism career, he has written for Time, The Ottawa Citizen, and United Press International.
He also wrote for The Financial Post and The Globe and Mail from Washington, London, Berlin and Toronto. He has written seven books, some of them national bestsellers, including biography, history, politics and foreign policy.
A native of Montreal, he pursued undergraduate and graduate studies at McGill, Carleton and the University of Cambridge. One of his books was a finalist for The Governor General’s Literary Award; he has won two National Newspaper Awards, three National Magazine Awards and has twice received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. He writes a syndicated column for Postmedia News and appears regularly as a commentator on CTV and CPAC.
The founding president of Historica Canada, he joined the School of Journalism and Communication in 2001, cross-appointed to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He teaches analytical writing, international reporting and advanced writing.