About Me

I am a 23-year-old journalist who covers U.S. foreign relations, national security, class & race, and the media. My articles have been published in AlterNet’s Grayzone Project, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting, Huffington Post, In These Times, Common Dreams, and The Fordham Observer. I was an editorial intern at The Nation magazine in 2017 and at Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting in 2015. 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.

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 U.S. foreign relations.

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

What I’ve been reading—some for school, most not (last updated January 2018):

Photo: Hana Saori Keiningham

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