Ethan Pack is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), and an independent journalist. Pack graduated with honors from Columbia University in 2008, with a degree in Comparative Literature. Pack is fluent in Arabic and Hebrew, and has lived abroad in Israel, Morocco, and Turkey, and traveled extensively in the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Egypt, and Europe. In New York, Pack has worked at the Council on Foreign Relations as a researcher and translator, and at the New York Post as an editorial assistant. In Israel, Pack worked at the newspaper Ha’aretz in 2004 and 2006, translating, editing, and writing for the paper’s online English Edition. He has long been an activist in causes for Israeli-Arab co-existence, as well as minority rights, pluralism, and community development in Israel. Pack was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. When he can find a moment, Pack also writes fiction and drama.