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Jud Nirenberg is the recipient of the 2017 Baxt Award, presented by the Romani Media Initiative.  See the other tabs for book synopses.

When not writing, (See the tabs for information on his books.) Jud works for the US government, with refugees and asylum seekers.   He has managed democratization and human rights projects and worked in more than a dozen countries, including Afghanistan, Libya, India, the United States and across Europe. He has been CEO of Europe’s largest Romani political organization, the European Roma and Travellers Forum, overseen grant-making and training for Romani human rights groups at George Soros’ Open Society Institute, been Director of Government Relations for Dr. Jane Goodall’s Jane Goodall Institute and been associate director of the US Association for UNHCR. He has been a guest lecturer at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, an advisor to US Army Airborne and an interpreter for various intelligence and law enforcement agencies as well as for NGOs.

Please come back from time to time and see what’s new with his writing.

This is a good place to see what new publications are out (Keep an eye out for his story in the upcoming new book Experiential Democracy: Happy Hour Tales from the Field, a compendium of true stories about the rubber hitting the road.)and how adroitly Jud promotes himself in the third person.