Emmy Award-winning journalist Steve Sapienza takes his Pulitzer Center reporting projects to High Point University for a focus on how the global consumption of goods impacts precious resources and local people in Peru and Thailand. Sapienza's visit includes class discussions as well as a community-wide talk on Tuesday, September 25.
Sapienza examines these issues through his collection of reporting for the Pulitzer Center and PBS NewsHour including his project "Peru's Gold Rush: Wealth and Woes."
In addition to illegal mining in Peru's Amazon, Sapienza's recent Pulitzer Center-supported projects have focused on Burma’s hidden war with the Kachin people, human trafficking in the Thai shrimp industry, and accountability in the water sector in West Africa. In his previous work with the Pulitzer Center, Sapienza was co-producer for the Pulitzer Center’s Emmy Award-winning web-based reporting project called "Hope: Living & Loving with HIV in Jamaica" and producer of four short documentary films for the Pulitzer Center web-based reporting series on HIV in the Caribbean called "Heroes of HIV".
The Pulitzer Center and High Point University are sponsoring Sapienza's campus visit. Sapienza is in North Carolina for one week in conjunction with the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partnership with Guilford College, High Point University and Wake Forest University.
Tuesday, September 25
High Point University
833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
This event is free and open to the public.