Omri lives and works in Washington DC, where he splits his time between the various activities described on this site. That, and the National Zoo.
Omri graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003 with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, majoring in Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science. He graduated from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication in 2007 with a Masters degree in Communication, and expects to defend his PhD dissertation in early 2015.
Clicking on the categories in the menu bar, or on the links below, will take you to backgrounders on Omri’s work:
- Politics – Omri is the Managing Director for Press and Strategy at The Israel Project (TIP). He directs TIP’s press and policy operations, including its rapid response messaging infrastructure. His bio and contact information are on the TIP contact page. He tweets about domestic and international news from @cerenomri.
- Academia & Scholarship – Omri is a PhD Candidate in Communication at USC Annenberg. He tweets about academic theory and everything else that’s not politics – travel, zoos, science news, programming jokes, etc. – from @omriceren.
- Journalism – Omri just wrapped up a one-year stint as the editor of TIP’s English-language news site The Tower and he continues to be a contributing editor at Conde Nast Digital’s blog Jaunted. Emails and pitches about travel politics and security should go to the address currently listed in his Jaunted bio.
This is Omri a few years ago, more or less: