Jack Adolfson is a Policy Corner Writer for PVNN. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 2017. He studied International Relations, focusing on the Middle East and U.S./Turkish relations. During his undergraduate career, he spent a year abroad living in Istanbul where he was able to work with Syrian refugees. Inspired by his time in Turkey, Jack wrote his senior thesis on the AKP’s policies employed against its minority Kurdish population, providing insight into where Turkish politics may be headed in the next decade.