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Global Interests/Local Failures: Pulitzer Center at Harvard University

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April 12, 2012 | 7:00 PM EDT TO 9:00 PM EDT
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Peruvian miners turn rain forest into wastelands. Corruption and mismanagement keep West Africans from clean drinking water. Hear these and other stories from international journalists who are mapping the impact of globalization on people and the planet.


Tom Hundley is senior editor at the Pulitzer Center. He spent 21 years at the Chicago Tribune, including two decades as a foreign correspondent that took him to over 60 countries.

Ameto Akpe is the foreign affairs and energy correspondent for BusinessDay newspaper in Nigeria. Akpe's recent reports expose mismanagment of the country's water resources.

Stephen Sapienza is an Emmy Award-winning news and documentary producer, who has reported human security stories from across the globe for PBS NewsHour, Al Jazeera, and CNN. His recent work focuses on the impact of extractive industries and access to clean water.

Cristine Russell is a science journalist who has written about the environment, medicine and science policy for three decades. She is a contributing editor for Columbia Journalism Review, a correspondent for, and president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Russell is an adjunct lecturer at HKS and senior fellow in the Environment & Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs.

This event is sponsored by the Pulitzer Center and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

April 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Nieman Foundation for Journalism
Walter Lippmann House
1 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, Mass

The event is free and open to the public. A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion.

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