Jacob Kushner covers international affairs as a freelance contributor to such publications as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Economist, National Geographic, Foreign Policy and The Guardian. His photography has appeared in National Geographic, BBC, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Jacob has reported extensively from East and Central Africa, Germany, and the Caribbean, writing about history, migration, science and global health, prejudice, terrorism and extremism. A graduate of Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin, his Master’s thesis about Chinese migration and investment in Africa was published by The Pulitzer Center and The Atavist as an eBook, China’s Congo Plan. It was favorably reviewed in The New York Review of Books. A former Fulbright Fellow in Berlin, his forthcoming book, White Terror, chronicles the true story of a terrorist plot by white extremists to rid Germany of immigrants.
Jacob will write about the history and the current political debate regarding the Humboldt Forum - and why decolonizing Berlin’s Humboldt Forum might require deconstructing it entirely.