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Fragile States: From Afghanistan to Haiti with Jason Motlagh, Andre Lambertson, and Lisa Armstrong in St. Louis, 4/27-4/30

Event Date:

April 27 - 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 27

7:30 p.m.

Washington University in St. Louis - Rebstock 215

Wednesday, April 28

7:00 p.m.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - Lawson 121

Thursday, April 29

7:30 p.m.

Nerinx Hall High School

Friday, April 30

10:30 a.m.

Saint Louis University- Room 251 (Busch Student Center)

As the death toll in Afghanistan rises from US airstrikes and militants' use of human shields, Jason Motlagh explores the impact on Afghan communities and international efforts to stem the Taliban-led insurgency.

The people of Port-au-Prince will forever measure their lives in two parts: before and after the January 12 earthquake. Andre Lambertson and Lisa Armstrong present portraits of hope and resilience.

Jason Motlagh is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul whose reporting focus includes insurgencies in India, civilian casualties in Afghanistan, and a 25-year civil war in Sri Lanka. His work has been featured in TIME, The Economist and The New Republic.

Andre Lambertson is an award-winning photojournalist, teacher and filmmaker based in New York. His photos have appeared in TIME, US News and World Report, Life, National Geographic, and The New York Times Magazine.

Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning journalist with credits in several publications, including The Washington Post, National Geographic, Parade, Ms., Essence, Redbook, USA Weekend and O, The Oprah Magazine.