Rob Verger is liaison to Newsweek’s foreign editions and also reports, writes, and edits. In addition to Newsweek and its international editions, he’s also written for The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, World Hum, and other publications. He’s interested in a wide range of topics, including international affairs, health and science, and arts and culture. In 2013 he was granted a fellowship to travel to Kazakhstan with the International Reporting Project. A former high school English teacher, he holds an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, where he also taught undergraduate composition for two years.