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Interim Lives: Refugee Survival in Jordan and Lebanon

Event Date:

March 9, 2015 | 6:00 PM EDT
Image by Alice Su. Jordan, 2014.

How do refugees mobilize to take care of themselves when aid agencies fail, the international...

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Syrian and Iraqi Christian families in Jordan praying for peace in their home countries. Image courtesy of Mohammad Hannon/AP. Jordan, 2014.

Join us on Monday, March 9, for a Talks @ Pulitzer with journalist Alice Su when she arrives from the Middle East where she has been reporting on how refugees survive days, weeks and years away from their homelands.

Jordan and Lebanon are overwhelmed with millions of refugees, conflict across every border, and the need for water, electricity and jobs. Syrians are not the first refugees here, but the newcomers to a mix of Iraqi, Palestinians, Sudanese, Somalis and others who have waited years to either return home or resettle.

In the meantime, they are forbidden from working. Su's Pulitzer Center-reporting project "Interim Lives: Refugee Survival in Jordan and Lebanon" examines how refugee businessmen, lawyers, mothers, students and artists forge a new way forward.

Su is one of four winners of the 2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize from the United Nations Correspondents Association. The prize is for written media (print and online) coverage of the United Nations and its agencies, and is named in honor of Neuffer, The Boston Globe U.N. bureau chief who died while on assignment in Baghdad in 2003.

Light reception for this Talks @ Pulitzer begins at 5:30 pm; remarks at 6 pm.

Free and open to the public, but RSVP requested. Please reserve your seat today: [email protected]—specify in subject line: "March 9 Talks @ Pulitzer."

Monday, March 9
5:30-7:00 pm

Pulitzer Center

1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615

Washington, DC 20036

Closest Metro: Dupont Circle

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