Jacob Cohn (Vietnam)


Jacob Cohn (Vietnam)

Jacob Cohn is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he is studying for a master’s degree in human security and conflict resolution, with a particular focus on migration and human rights protection. Before coming to Fletcher, Jacob served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the International Institute of Minnesota, a refugee resettlement agency in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he managed an adult education program for refugees and recent immigrants and tutored refugee students in writing. Jacob previously worked as an intern for the US Department of State, the office of US Representative Eliot Engel, and the National Security Network, and his writing has been published in local and regional news outlets. Jacob grew up in New York and California and received his B.A. in international relations from Carleton College in 2013. Jacob spent his 10-week Peace Fellowship in partnership with families impacted by Agent Orange. Upon returning, Jacob reflected, "I came into this fellowship knowing almost nothing about Vietnam or Agent Orange, and getting to learn about both firsthand, and to hear firsthand the stories of those most affected, was a deeply moving experience. I know I'll carry the lessons I learned as an AP fellow throughout my professional and personal life, and I'm incredibly grateful to Iain and everyone at AP for giving me this opportunity".



18 Aug

Some Final Thoughts

While thinking about how to approach this reflection about my time at AEPD, I went

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Posted Aug 18, 2017

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15 Aug

A Buffalo, A Calf, and an Opportunity

I first visited Mrs. Duong Thi An and her children, Huong and Hoa, around six

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Posted Aug 15, 2017

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10 Aug

A Quick Word on Agent Orange

In my conversations with friends and family back in the US about my work and

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Posted Aug 10, 2017

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07 Aug

Buying a Cow and Calf

Last Tuesday I traveled with AEPD staff to the home of Ngo Gia Hue and

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Posted Aug 07, 2017

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02 Aug

Keeping Their Heads Above Water

Phan That and his wife Hoang Thi Que live along the Gianh River, in a

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Posted Aug 02, 2017

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25 Jul

The Guilt Question

In working with disabled people here in Vietnam, I’ve often had to stop and remind

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Posted Jul 25, 2017

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14 Jul

We’re Halfway There

Today I am halfway (whoooooooah) through my fellowship here at AEPD in Dong Hoi, Vietnam.

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Posted Jul 14, 2017

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07 Jul

A Path Forward for Duong Thi An

Duong Thi An lives with two of her children in a village in Le Thuy

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Posted Jul 07, 2017

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05 Jul

Le Thanh Duc and Ho Thi Hong: An Uncertain Future

This is the last of a three-part series. Part 1 can be found here and

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Posted Jul 05, 2017

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05 Jul

Pham Thi Do and Nguyen Van Xoan: A Family Forced Apart

This is part 2 of a three-part series. Part 1 can be found here and

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Posted Jul 05, 2017

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05 Jul

Le Van Dung and Dan Thi Miet: A Race Against Time

This is part 1 of a three-part series. Part 2 can be found here and

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Posted Jul 05, 2017

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28 Jun

Good News for Ngo Gia Hue and Tran Thi Thao

View part 1 of this series here. From Mai Thi Loi’s village, we head east,

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Posted Jun 28, 2017

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26 Jun

Checking In with Mai Thi Loi

As we set out from Dong Hoi for our first two family visits, I’m both

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Posted Jun 26, 2017

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20 Jun

Dat, Our First Local Associate

AEPD is an organization that works to empower the disabled, but the newest member of

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Posted Jun 20, 2017

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16 Jun

Dong Hoi Nights

After a week, I already feel somewhat settled into Dong Hoi, a coastal city a

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Posted Jun 16, 2017

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11 Jun

Learning Lessons in Hanoi

I spent most of last week in Hanoi, and I feel like there’s already plenty

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Posted Jun 11, 2017

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01 Jun

Confronting the Vietnam War

When I was 15, my parents took me to see Oliver Stone’s World Trade Center,

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Posted Jun 01, 2017

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