Jacob Kushner, an international freelance journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee, visits his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on Thursday, March 29 through Saturday, March 31, 2017.
On Wednesday, from 12:00-1 pm at 336 Ingraham Hall, Kushner speaks on "Haiti: the Promised Land" (accompanied by Haitian musician, composer, artist and human rights activist, Mona Augustin). Also on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Union South, Kushner speaks on "Language for Life: Alumni Career Mentoring," a panel discussion.
On Thursday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at 2195 Vilas Hall, Kushner presents "Chat with a foreign correspondent and SJMC alum", and on Friday, Kushner is part of a roundtable panel for the WI Institute for Discovery: Center for Journalism Ethics' 2017 Conference: "Truth, Trust and the Future of Journalism".
Kushner is an investigative journalist with experience in East/Central Africa and the Caribbean. He reports on development economics and inequality, foreign aid and investment, governance and innovation in developing nations, and immigration.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kushner graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in journalism and Latin American studies. He spent two years reporting from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, where his work focused on immigration, politics and post-earthquake aid. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, VICE, OZY, WIRED, theAssociated Press, the L.A. Times, Newsweek, The American Interest, Guernica Magazine, Moment Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, the Center for Public Integrity, and JazzTimes Magazine. Several of his investigations have been supported by the Pulitzer Center.
Wednesday, March 29-Friday, March 31
University of Wisconsin-Madison
301 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1314