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Jacob Kushner (2019) is an independent journalist who writes about migration, conflict and extremism, foreign aid, corruption and human rights abuses in East/Central Africa and the Caribbean. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, VQR, NewYorker.com, The Nation, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Atavist, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications. He holds a Master of Arts degree in political journalism from Columbia University and is the author of “China’s Congo Plan,” which was favorably reviewed in The New York Review of Books. He was a 2017-2018 Fulbright fellow in Germany and a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for Excellence in International Reporting in 2018.

During his time with the Logan Nonfiction Program, Jacob will work on a book that explores the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment and the startling wave of terrorism against refugees in Germany.