Paul Salopek, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania on November 8 about his upcoming seven-year walk around the world. Early next year, Salopek will retrace the pathways of the first human migration out of Africa some 50,000 years ago. This slow journalism project, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, is called "Out of Eden." Toting a small laptop and a satellite phone in his rucksack, Salopek will report on the major issues of our day--poverty, conflict, climate change, local innovations--from ground-level, living among the people he will cover from Ethiopia to Patagonia. Along the way, he hopes to reexamine the creative tenacity of our wandering ancestors--a lesson that may help us on our collective walk into a tough new century. You can follow online discussions before the event through #EdenWalk on Twitter. Don't miss discussing this exciting global project.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so reserve your seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your affiliation and how many seats you would like to reserve.
For more information about the project, you can "meet" Paul Salopek via video.
Thursday, November 8th
7pm Talk and Discussion
Room 110 | Amado Recital Hall
34th and Spruce Streets
University of Pennsylvania
This event is hosted by the Graduate Student Center of the University of Pennsylvania and co-sponsored by the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) at the Wharton School.