Event

Author Roger Thurow at Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy

Image by Roger Thurow. Uganda, 2016.

Image by Roger Thurow. Uganda, 2016.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 7:00PM

Roger Thurow, journalist, author, Pulitzer Center grantee and senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, speaks at Flagler College's Forum on Government and Public Policy on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in St. Augustine, FL.

Thurow's visit launches the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium partnership with Flagler College. The Campus Consortium network, which is made up of more than 20 schools, is a core component of the Pulitzer Center’s effort to create awareness campaigns around global systemic issues that affect us all. In addition to the public forum, Thurow and Ann Peters of the Pulitzer Center met with faculty and students during class visits and informal sessions.

Thurow is a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and has been widely recognized for his writing about world hunger. With co-writer Scott Kilman, Thurow was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for their coverage of famine in Africa. His coverage of global affairs has spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia and recent humanitarian crises. He is the co-author of the book "Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty" (2010) and the author of the books "The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change" (2013) and "The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children, and the World" (2016).

For his latest book and his related Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project, Thurow followed small groups of women and their children in four parts of the world–the United States, India, Uganda and Guatemala–through the 1,000-day period when the health of the mother is paramount and when the infant and young child begins crucial cognitive and physical development.

Roger Thurow - Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy
Tuesday October 4, 2016
7:00 pm
Lewis Auditorium
14 Granada Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084