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Home » Programs » Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism » Fellowship Recipients

Fellowship Recipients


Elliot Kaufman

Elliot Kaufman (Rago 18) is the inaugural recipient of the Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism. Kaufman is a 2018 graduate of Stanford University where he majored in political science and minored in history. Following graduation, he was selected as a Robert L. Bartley Fellow with The Wall Street Journal. In addition to the Journal, his writing has appeared in Commentary, First Things, Stanford Magazine, National Review Online, Claremont Review of Books Digital and the Washington Examiner. He maintains strong interests in education policy, foreign policy and conservative political theory.

He has worked as an intern for National Review, the Stanford alumni magazine and the Stanford Men’s Basketball Team. He is a graduate of the Hertog Foundation’s political studies program and several Tikvah Fund fellowships in Jewish and political thought. Kaufman is an avid fan of the Toronto Raptors.