Peter Bittner is an Editorial Assistant at The Diplomat based in Berkeley, CA where he writes mainly on foreign affairs in East and Central Asia, with an emphasis on environmental issues, international trade and development, and U.S. foreign policy in the region.
A former Fulbright Fellow to Mongolia, Peter will be reporting from Ulaanbaatar for part of the summer of 2016. He is pursuing a Masters in Journalism with a concentration in New Media at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. In addition to his writing and photography, Peter is honing his skills in videography, data visualization, and emerging immersive platforms.
Peter earned his BA at the University of Puget Sound in International Political Economy. He has traveled to over a dozen Asian countries and enjoys chronicling his travels.
His reporting has appeared in a wide range of publications in the United States and Asia including The UB Post, The Oakland North, The Earth Journalism Network, Internews, Education Week, and the Asia Society.