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Writing Elsewhere: Covering the World's Rough Edges

A Conversation with Marcello Di Cintio and Jonathan Katz
November 1st, 2018
12:00 PM

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Writing Elsewhere: Covering the World's Rough Edges

When

Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Where

Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
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What

Join this public discussion with award-winning writers Marcello Di Cintio and Jonathan Katz about the challenges of covering difficult and complex subjects. From Africa to the Caribbean to the walls that increasingly divide us, these writers will also talk about how they see the work of long-form journalism evolving. Moderated by Robin Kirk, co-director of the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served.

 

Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke University Middle East Studies Center, the FOCUS program, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Center for Documentary Studies, the International Comparative Studies program, the Policy Journalism program, and the Program in Literature.

 


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Marcello Di Cintio

Marcello Di Cintio is the author of four books, including Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, which examined walls, fences, and other "hard" barriers – and the people who live in their shadows. Walls won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing ...

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Jonathan Katz

Jonathan M.Katz is a journalist, author, and ASU Future of War National Fellow at New America. His first book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, was a PEN Literary ...

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Robin Kirk

Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute

Robin Kirk is the Faculty Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and is a founding member of the&...

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