At Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, a lunchtime discussion with David Loyn, BBC developing war correspondent and author of "In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation."
With Washington facing an explosive debate over Afghanistan, join a conversation with a foreign correspondent who has been reporting on the region for decades. What comes next? What are America’s options? Are more troops the inevitable answer? Can the Taliban be defeated? And how is this long war shaping Afghanistan’s future?
Please join us for a lunchtime discussion with David Loyn, BBC developing war correspondent and author of "In Afghanistan: Two Hundred Years of British, Russian and American Occupation," which explores the country's long history of foreign colonization and war.
For 30 years Loyn has reported for the BBC from Moscow, Kosovo, Kashmir, and Kabul, among other places. He also was the only foreign correspondent who was with the Taliban when they took Kabul in 1996. His first book, "Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks who Changed the Face of War Reporting," was shortlisted for the 2006 Orwell Prize. He was a Dart Center Ochberg Fellow in 2004.
Wednesday, December 1
Stabile Student Center, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
This event is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. Free pizza will be served.
In New York City, an evening with Ashley Gilbertson, an award-winning war photographer and VII Network photojournalist who spent several years photographing Iraq.
At New York University, the Epoch Times sponsors a discussion of Ashley Gilbertson's recent projects, part of its "Ground View" series, featuring remarkable photojournalists who have witnessed some of the world's most important news firsthand. Gilbertson will discuss his recent projects documenting the affects of PTSD on soldiers returning home. The event will be moderated by Chris Hondros, senior staff photographer for Getty Images. A reception will follow.
Monday, December 6; 6:30 p.m.
NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY
Online registration only: http://groundview2.eventbrite.com
A fundraiser in New York City hosted by the Irish-American Writers & Artists organization raises funds for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and their efforts in Mexico.
In an effort to raise awareness and funds to combat the terrible risks faced by journalists covering the Mexican drug war, the Irish-American Writers & Artists organization is sponsoring a concert where all the proceeds will go to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a group that seeks to draw attention to the intimidation and murders of journalists.
Wednesday, December 8; 7-11 pm
Klub 45, upstairs at Connolly’s Pub
121 W. 45th St.
New York, NY
Suggested donation is $30. For more information on the event and the Irish-Mexican Alliance, visit www.i-am-wa.org.
At Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., a one-day journalism conference about how secrets are investigated, shared and filtered (or not) in an era of self-publishing, online whistle-blowing, data mining and social media websites.
The conference, hosted by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, will convene a group of reporters and editors along with other watchdog experts to discuss journalism’s role—what it traditionally has been and what it can or should be in this new environment.
Thursday, December 16, 9:00 a.m.
Walter Lippmann House
One Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
This is free and open to the public but you must RSVP. There will be no onsite registration. For complete information and to pre-register, visit the official website.
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