At the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City, a lecture by photojournalist Lori Grinker on her fifteen-year project Afterwar in which she traveled across thirty countries to investigate the aftereffects of conflict.
Over the course of her fifteen-year project called Afterwar, documentary photojournalist Lori Grinker has traveled to thirty countries to investigate the aftereffects of conflicts spanning the past hundred years—from World War I to the War in Iraq. The project reveals how people find themselves in war, what happens to them there, and the marks that remain when the fighting is over. In this illustrated lecture, Grinker will show photographs, read some of her interviews, and share personal anecdotes from this journey around the world.
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 6:30 pm
The Morgan Library and Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tickets are $10 for Members of the museum and $15 for Non-Members . Tickets can be purchased online.
At the International Center for Photography Museum in New York City, a book signing with Ron Haviv of his book "Haiti: January 12, 2010."
Join renowned photojournalist Ron Haviv at the International Center for Photography Museum for a signing of his book "Haiti: January 12, 2010." In Haiti less than 24 hours after the devastating earthquake hit, Haviv was able to document the immediate aftermath.
Friday, October 15, 6:00pm–7:30pm
ICP Museum, 1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
At Columbia University in New York City, a conversation about the challenges facing journalists and other media workers in contemporary Russia.
On the fourth anniversary of the murder of renowned human-rights reporter Anna Politkovskaya, Russia’s journalists are more embattled than ever. The cases of 19 murdered news professionals remain unsolved. Independent media suffer from government harassment and economic pressure. Yet critical, courageous journalism persists, joined by a new generation of bloggers and online voices.
Please join the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and The Harriman Institute for this timely discussion about the challenges facing journalists in Russia, the global campaign for an end to impunity in the cases of Politkovskaya and other assassinated journalists, and the evolving movement to advance Russian democracy through freedom of the press.
This event will feature Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Executive Secretary, Russian Union of Journalists and Catharine Nepomnyashchy, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Literature and Culture, Columbia University, and Chair of the Department of Slavic, Barnard College, in a conversation moderated by Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
For more information or to RSVP please contact Kate Black at email@example.com.
Monday, October 18, 2010 / 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Lecture Hall
116th Street & Broadway, 3rd floor
New York City
At Cooper Union in New York City, an event featuring readings, conversations, and discussions about the impact of Mexico’s soaring drug-related violence on freedom of expression and civil society.
An event sponsored by PEN American Center, the Committee to Protect Journalists and PEN Club de Mexico. For a complete event description, go to the PEN website.
Tuesday, October 19th, 7:00 pm
State of Emergency: Censorship by Bullet
An Evening in Solidarity with Mexican Journalists
Cooper Union's Great Hall
7 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tickets may be purchased online for $15 from the PEN website.
At the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia's conference in Hobart, Australia, a workshop on broadcasting after traumatic events.
This workshop will offer handy, practical tips for interviewing traumatised victims and survivors. These can help broadcasters to minimise further harm while drawing out interviewees’ stories with respect and compassion.
Presenters: Trina McLellan, Dart Centre Australasia; Peter Weeks UGFM Radio
Saturday, October 23; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Boardwalk Gallery Room
Wrest Point Casino
For complete conference information, visit the official website.
At Columbia University in New York City, a panel about the changing state of journalism in Haiti.
The earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12th silenced virtually all of the media in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Within hours, however, the country's journalists were back on the scene. Joined by colleagues from around the world, the Haitian press has been crucial to the country’s recovery—knitting together shattered communities, monitoring the relief response, keeping the Haitian diaspora in touch with home and the rest of the world aware of the country’s needs. With hundreds of thousands of Haitians still homeless and without vital services, an election approaching and a world losing interest, how well is the media performing its job, and what is the role of journalism in rebuilding a nation?
This panel is jointly sponsored by the Dart Center, Maria Moors Cabot Prizes and the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia.
Moderator: Bruce Shapiro
Panelists: Jean Roland Chery, Consultant, Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalist in Exile, New York, NY; Michèle Montas, Journalist, Cabot Prize Board Member, Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Gary Pierre-Pierre, Editor and Publisher, The Haitian Times, Brooklyn, NY; Mario Viau, Managing Director, SignalFM, 2010 Cabot Special Citation Winner, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Wednesday, October 27, 2:00 - 4:30 pm
Lecture Hall, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
2950 Broadway (at 116th Street)
New York, NY 10027
At the New School University in New York City, a symposium about the stalled Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, created to investigate more than 20 years of civil conflict and human rights violations in the country.
After one year the final report of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission is still being discussed and debated with no clear direction moving forward. Join Hon. Jerome Verdier, the Liberian TRC Commissioner, along with prominent Liberian and international academics and activists who will examine the TRC final report and discuss options for the Liberian people moving forward.
Symposium on Liberia and the TRC Process: Reform, Redress, and Recovery
October 29, 2010, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and October 30, 2010, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wollman Auditorium, New School University
65 West 11th Street, 5th floor
New York City
The event is free but to reserve a space, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a half-day workshop for Oklahoma-based reporters, editors, producers and news directors aimed at improving coverage of veterans' issues.
To help local and regional news organizations in Oklahoma improve their coverage of veterans' issues, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Research Office at the University of Tulsa have organized a workshop which will:
- Improve journalists’ knowledge of issues such as access to health care, education and employment, post-traumatic stress disorder, female combat veterans, suicide and the impact of military service on children and families
- Confront challenges and identify opportunities that exist for local journalists and news organizations pursuing these stories with limited resources
- Provide practical tools to enable journalists to successfully produce ethical stories that address the challenges facing returning veterans
The workshop will be led by Daniel Zwerdling, an award-winning correspondent for NPR and Elana Newman, Research Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa.
Workshop participants are welcome to the larger conference, “Silent Wounds of War: Addressing the Needs of Returning Veterans,” taking place October 28 and 29 at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Tulsa, OK. For information about that conference, go to the website.
Friday, October 29th, 2010
9:00am – 12:00pm
Downtown Doubletree Hotel
616 West 7th Street
The workshop is free of charge but advanced registration is required. To register, please contact Darla Graves at (918) 699-4292 or email@example.com.
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The Dart Center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.