Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication, in collaboration with the Canadian War Museum, will host the second annual Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture – Documenting War: Journalists and Storytelling from Conflict Zones delivered by Janine di Giovanni.
The lecture will draw on di Giovanni’s experience as a journalist who has reported widely on war, conflict and its aftermath for more than 25 years in the Middle East, the Balkans and Africa.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa
Info: Registration for the event is available online.
Media are invited to attend the event.
Di Giovanni has witnessed the siege of Sarajevo, the fall of Grozny and the destruction of Srebrenica and Rwanda in 1994 – as well as more than a dozen active conflicts as a frontline journalist. Formerly the Middle East editor of Newsweek, her documentation of war crimes has resulted in seven books and her work has been cited in tribunals. Through the years, her focus has been on international law and international security.
The lecture will be moderated by CBC Radio’s Rita Celli (BJ/91), host of Ontario Today. Celli received the Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism in 2014 for delving into Canada’s diamond industry and mining royalties.
About Janine di Giovanni
Di Giovanni is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Professor of Practice, Human Rights. From 2017-2018, di Giovanni was the Edward R. Murrow press fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Professor of Practice in Human Rights at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Di Giovanni’s most recent book, the Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria, has won several awards and was named one of the best human rights books in 2016.
About the Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture
In 2017, Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication, through the generosity of Richard Stursberg and Judith Lawrie, established the Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture. The lecture honours the legacy of famed Canadian war correspondent Peter Stursberg (1913-2014), an adventurous and prolific journalist who was Canada’s last living war correspondent from the Second World War.
The lecture recognizes the importance and impact of journalism that bears witness in troubled areas around the world, and is delivered annually by a correspondent with sustained experience reporting from conflict zones.
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