About Me

I am a 22-year-old aspiring journalist who covers national security, the war on terror, class & race, and the media. Currently I am an editorial intern at The Nation. I graduated from Fordham University in May 2017 with a B.A. in political science. I studied Arabic in Amman, Jordan, during the spring 2016 semester. In 2015, I interned at Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting. My articles have been published in Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, Huffington Post, In These Times, Common Dreams, and The Fordham Observer.

At Fordham, I completed a not-yet-published thesis, Democrats Get to Kill People, Too: The Weaponization of Law and Human Rights in Obama’s Drone Wars. My advisor for this project was Christopher Dietrich, professor of the history of US foreign relations.

You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @GunarOlsen.

What I’ve been reading—some for school, some not (last updated October 2017):

Photo: Hana Saori Keiningham

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