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Engaging the world, North Carolina style

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center

Every summer, the last weekend of July, a hardy band of world-watchers gathers in Black Mountain, N.C., for the Southeastern World Affairs Institute. They've been at it for 55 years and for nearly half that time I've been there too, in recent years as the in-house journalist who gives the closing summary of the talks.

Common Language Team presents at Americans for Informed Democracy's Global Scholar Program

On July 10th, The Common Language team presented their reporting on the growing water crisis in Ethiopia and Kenya to Americans for Informed Democracy's Global Scholar Program. The course seeks to give students a historical overview of international affairs and a background on the most important international institutions. It takes an in-depth look at globalization and the U.S. role in our increasingly globalized world.

Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean, Nominated for a 2008 Flashforward Film Festival Award!

The interactive Pulitzer Center website, Heroes of HIV: HIV in the Caribbean, was nominated for a 2008 Flashforward Film Festival award.

The festival highlighted the best and most recent advances in Flash, a multimedia animation and interactivity software. "Heroes" was one of five Flash websites nominated in the Navigation/Experience category, which recognizes "Flash work in which the navigation is exceptionally usable, clever or original and plays a key role in delivering an exceptional user experience."