Greetings. I am a journalist and writer, born in Canada, specializing in foreign affairs and emergencies reporting. I produce stories, and manage teams who produce stories, in print, video, photo, for the web and other platforms. I’m a former bureau chief for TIME Magazine in Africa, the Balkans, eastern Europe and Germany. I’ve reported on genocide in Rwanda, the first elections in South Africa, organized crime in the Balkans and Islamist movements in Europe. In a former life I worked as a science reporter. I also worked for several years as a consultant and managing editor to the U.N. Refugee Agency, UNHCR in Beirut and Geneva. I studied English and Biology at Middlebury College and journalism at Columbia University and at Stanford, where I was a Knight fellow. I now live in San Francisco . On this site are samples of my work and work produced under my watch. I am currently on book leave.