Presentations and panels from the Student Fellow Washington Weekend on October 26 and 27, 2018, will be livestreamed on the Pulitzer Center's Youtube channel. Student fellow presentations are 10 minutes each, followed by 15-minute Q&A session.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Student Fellows Round 1 – Climate Change and the Environment
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1:30pm - 2:45pm
- Kiley Price (Wake Forest University): Activist Buddhists Aid Thai Environmental Movement
- Jacqueline Flynn (Texas Christian University Bob Schieffer College of Communication): Lessons from the Cape Town Water Crisis
- Tomas Woodall Posada (Forsyth Technical Community College): Brigades in Action: Puerto Ricans Attempt to Recover from Hurricane Maria
- Meg Vatterott (University of Missouri School of Journalism): The Mazahua and Mexico's Water Crisis
- Kadia Goba (Hunter College): Digging into Sierra Leone's Environmental Crisis
- Rohan Naik (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication): London Smog
Student Fellows Round 2 – Global Health
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2:45pm - 3:50pm
- Alexis Smith (City Colleges of Chicago): Recovering on Wheels After Hurricane Maria
- Flaviana Sandoval (Boston University): The Waiting List: Organ Transplants in Venezuela
- Amanda Gordon (Westchester Community College): Brazil's Learning Curve: An Approach to Treating Autism
- Merdie Nzanga (Howard University): Healing Rituals for Female Genital Cutting in Kenya
- Julie de Meulemeester (McGill University Global Health Programs): Food Insecurity in Northern Canada
Student Fellows Round 3 – Peace and Conflict
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4:00pm - 5:15pm
- Julia Canney (College of William & Mary): The Good Friday Agreement 20 Years On: 'Women's Work'
- AJ Naddaff (Davidson College): Kosovo at the Precipice: Combating Jihadism in a Euro-Islamic Society
- Jared Olson (Flagler College): The Enduring Allure of Mexico's Zapatistas
- Paul LeBlanc (Elon University): De-radicalization Inside London Prisons
- Julia Friedmann (Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs): The Role of Faith in Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia
- Sarah Hoenicke (University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism): Writing to Reconcile in Sri Lanka
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Panel: Covering Sensitive Issues and Coping with Trauma
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9:00am - 10:30am
Moderator: Hana Carey, Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium Coordinator
- James Whitlow Delano, photojournalist
- Meghan Dhaliwal, photojournalist
- Bill Gentile, Backpack Journalism Project director; American University film and media studies professor
- Jaime Joyce, TIME for Kids executive editor
- Melissa Noel, multimedia journalist
- Nahal Toosi, Politico foreign affairs correspondent
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10:45am — 12:15pm
Moderator: Katherine Doyle, Pulitzer Center Associate Editor
- Nick Baumann, Huffington Post Senior Enterprise Editor
- Dayna Myers, Global Health NOW news writer/editor
- Dan Ephron, Foreign Policy Executive Editor for News
- Yolanda Lopez, Voice of America Director of News Center
- Stacey Samuel, NPR Supervising Editor
- Marc Silver, Goats & Soda NPR Editor
- Erik Vance, science writer & reporter
Student Fellows Round 4 – Human Rights
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1:00pm - 2:15pm
- Nicole Brigstock (University of Pennsylvania): Nepal: Behind the Anti-Sex Trafficking Movement
- Kiran Misra (University of Chicago): A Zero Sum Game: A Look Inside the Informal Housing Settlements of New Delhi
- Arianne Henry (Boston University): The Disappearing Women of Ethiopia
- Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst (Guttman Community College) China: Shifting from a One-Child Policy to a Two-Child Policy
- Joy Ikekhua (Spelman College): Domestic Violence in Nigeria
- Adam Yates (Northwestern University Medill): Upholding 29(1)(a) in South Africa: The Right to Basic Education
Student Fellows Round 5 – The Refugee Experience
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2:15pm - 3:10pm
- Divya Mishra (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health): Becoming Men: Unaccompanied Minors' Transition out of Child Protection Programs in Greece
- Ani Gururaj (Washington University in St. Louis): The Resettlement of Bhutanese Refugees in Central Massachusetts
- Caron Creighton (University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism): Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Israel
- Thea Piltzecker & Liz Scherffius (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism): A Table for All
Student Fellows Round 6 – Cultural Identity
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3:20pm - 4:25pm
- Olivia Watson (Kent State University): What Does Political Turmoil Mean for the Future of Slovenia?
- Jonathan Custodio (LaGuardia Community College): Afro-Mexican Identity
- Abigail Bekele (Guilford College): Children's Homes in Ethiopia
- Brian Munoz & Holly Piepenburg (Southern Illinois University Carbondale): Native American Disparities in Education
- Ayilah Chaudhary, Isabella Palma-Lopez, Amna Al-Baker (Northwestern University in Qatar): Pakistan: The Multifaceted Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community
Student Fellows Round 7 – Migrants Across the Globe
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4:25pm - 5:30pm
- Kristian Hernandez (American University): Guatemala: Repatriation of Migrants
- Monica Long (Clark Atlanta University): Jamaica: Voices of the Windrush Generation
- Samira Tella (The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health): The Cost of Coffee: Seasonal Migration of the Ngäbe-Buglé in Costa Rica
- Svanika Balasubramanian (University of Pennsylvania): Migrants in the Middle East
- Ingrid Holmquist & Sana Malik (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism): Migrant Farmers in Connecticut
Cape Town, South Africa, has saved its 3.7 million citizens from becoming very thirsty—for now. What...
How have local volunteers mobilized and aided Puerto Rican communities after Hurricane Maria?
How does climate change disrupt a vulnerable community's access to water? Meg Vatterott reports on...
What are grassroots organizations doing about Sierra Leone's environmental crisis? How do various...
The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest...
After Hurricane Maria, the disabled community in Puerto Rico faces steep challenges.
With Venezuela's organ procurement system in paralysis since 2017 and the public health...
Brazil has put laws into place to serve the autistic community, but barriers exist that prevent...
A look into the causes and consequences of food insecurity in Canada’s Arctic, where access to food...
Kosovo has been one of the largest per-capita contributors of European jihadists to the wars in...
An army of campesinos armed with little but words, a social movement, and a radical democratic...
This project examines de-radicalization efforts inside London's highest security prison following a...
As both sides struggle to implement the 2016 peace accords in Colombia, religious organizations have...
Since Sri Lanka's brutal civil war ended, writers are exploring reconciliation through narrative.
The 2015 earthquakes and Indian blockade intensified Nepal’s existing problems of sex trafficking...
University of Chicago student fellow Kiran Misra looks at urban development in Delhi, a process that...
The Invisible Women of Ethiopia
Through the story of one woman who was trafficked to Yemen and then Saudi Arabia as domestic help, I...
After almost four decades, the one-child policy that controlled women reproductive rights in China...
South African schools have long faced major infrastructure problems. Adam Yates investigates the...
Since January 2016, there have been more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors in Greece every month...
Over 2,000 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees have settled in Central Massachusetts since 2008...
Asylum seekers to Israel are faced with a number of struggles. For example, there are many anti...
A Table For All
In the film A Table for All refugees and asylees seek employment in the New York City restaurant...
Current political events have demonstrated the fragility of Slovenia's government. From resignations...
For simply practicing their faith, Ahmadi Muslims are persecuted in Pakistan, but they find strength...
Hundreds of migrants from Central America die every year trying to cross the U.S. Mexico border...
Imagine Jamaican emigrants having their dreams of working in the United Kingdom with full...
As demand for high-quality coffee increases, but crop prices decrease, desire for low-wage labor...
Twenty years on from the Good Friday Agreement, women are once again holding Northern Irish society...
Environment and Climate Change
Conflict and Peace Building
Migration and Refugees