About Asher Kohn
Asher J. Kohn is the co-founder and Foreign Affairs writer of İstanbul Altı. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he studied History and completed programs in both Terrorism Studies and Religious Studies. He is currently taking a leave of absence from law school at Washington University – St. Louis, where he is in a dual-degree program that will give him a J.D. as well as an LL.M. in European Law from Universiteit Utrecht, in the Netherlands.
He first came to Turkey in 2007 to study at Boğaziçi University, and is focusing his academic career on Natural Resource Law from an Islamic perspective. He has written for The Los Angeles Times, Registan.net, and Istanbul Eats. He has also done consulting work for AsiaWheeling, a gonzo journalism project. This is in addition to various internships and jobs with organizations as diverse as the National Gallery of Art, the International Crisis Group, and a boutique Turkish advertising agency.
Asher is from South Bend, Indiana and grew up outside of Chicago. Besides Turkey, he has traveled to Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan as well as bits and parts of Europe. Besides the gamut of Turania, religion, and energy, Asher is interested in maps and geography, graphic design, architecture, vexillology, and the dizzying anarchic glee of college football. He is fairly well-reachable through your standard social networking applications and what have you.