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Journalists discuss covering 9/11 and its aftermath

Sep 10, 2021
Highlights from “Covering 9/11: How the attacks shaped our world today,” a conversation with journalists Beth Fertig of WNYC (and U-M alum) and nationally-syndicated columnist Aisha Sultan (and former Knight Wallace Fellow), at the annual Josh...

Community as corporation: Talent retention in low-status America

Nov 6, 2020, 12:00 pm EST
Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. As part of the Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions fall 2020 speaker series,  she discusses "Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status America."

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

Oct 30, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT
For almost two decades, The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has traveled the globe to put human faces on the devastating problems plaguing the planet — from disease and poverty to violence and exploitation — and on the efforts of individuals and organizations to repair it.  

Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison

Mar 12, 2019, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
In July 2014 Washington Post journalist and former Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, was arrested by Iranian police on charges of espionage. What followed was a harrowing 544 day stint in an Iranian prison, and an extraordinary campaign led by his family, the Washington Post, and prominent journalism organizations for his release. Join Rezaian for a discussion on his book “Prisoner,” which details his 18-month imprisonment in a maximum security facility, his journey through the Iranian legal system and how his release became part of the Iran nuclear deal.