» Columnist | Edward Schumacher-Matos is director of the Harvard University Migration and Integration Research Program and a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group.
Schumacher-Matos was the founding editor and associate publisher of The Wall Street Journal Americas, a bureau chief for The New York Times in Buenos Aires and Madrid and member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Philadelphia Inquirer. He also founded the Rumbo chain of Spanish-language dailies in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and the Rio Grande Valley, which were later sold. He writes the Ombudsman column for The Miami Herald.
At Harvard, Schumacher-Matos has been the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies; a Shorenstein Fellow on the Press, Politics and Public Policy; and a lecturer at the Kennedy School on immigration policy.
He is editor of a book on U.S.-Spain relations and has published chapters in several books on Latin America. He has written for journals such as Foreign Affairs, appears frequently on television talk shows, and speaks widely on political and policy issues in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Japan. Schumacher-Matos immigrated from Colombia as a child and was raised in Germany and Georgia. He is a Vietnam veteran.