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Kai Bird, MS Biography

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Columnist
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"

“Israel cannot claim to be both Jewish and democratic if it retains control over the daily life of so many people who define their identity as other than Jewish Israeli. And so, of course, a two-state solution involving the creation of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza, with East Jerusalem as its capital, is the only obvious and wholly rational solution.”

“The Case for Disengagement in the Middle East,”, Mar. 23, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Contributing Editor, The Nation
  • Recipient, Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 2006
  • Recipient, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2001-2002
  • Recipient, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Fellowship, Nov. 1997-Dec. 1997
  • Recipient, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for Writing, 1992-1993
  • Recipient, Guggenheim Fellowship, 1984
  • Recipient, Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship, 1983-1984
  • Associate Editor, The Nation, 1978-1982
  • Recipient, Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, 1973-1974
  • MS, Journalism, Northwestern University, 1975
  • BA, History, Carleton College, 1973
  • Twitter handle: @Kaibird123
  • Born on Sep. 2, 1951 in Eugene, Oregon
  • His father named him after Kai-Yu Hsu, a refugee he met from Communist China at the University of Oregon.
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Be a Jewish State?