Omar H. Rahman is a multimedia journalist, analyst, and commentator. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, Vice, Quartz, Al-Jazeera English, The Daily Beast, The National, and PBS NewsHour, among other publications.
Omar’s work has primarily focused on the Middle East, American foreign and domestic policy, and global energy markets. He was formerly a senior Middle East correspondent and Editor for Argus Media in Dubai and New York, as well as a blogger for the award-winning online magazine +972 based in Palestine and Israel. Before writing from the Middle East, Omar was a freelance television correspondent on contract with the Associated Press in Washington DC. He began his career in journalism as an intern with Al-Jazeera’s bureau in Washington DC.
Omar has participated as a panelist in a number of forums, including the United Nations International Media Seminar in Geneva and the Arab Latin American Forum to produce dialogue, education and cooperation between the Middle East and Latin America.
Omar holds a Master’s degree in Politics & Global Affairs from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York. At Columbia, Omar was a White House Correspondents’ Association Scholar, as well as an International Fellows Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
Originally from the Washington DC metropolitan area, Omar graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Foreign Affairs and a concentration on the Middle East.