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Out of Eden: Paul Salopek Speaks at Loyola University Chicago

Event Date:

October 30, 2012 | 4:30 PM EDT
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As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our...

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The Pulitzer Center and Loyola University Chicago will launch their Campus Consortium partnership with a series of visits by Pulitzer Center journalists during the week of October 29. Journalist Paul Salopek will kick off this week of events with an engaging discussion about his upcoming journey around the world.

Early next year, Salopek will embark on a seven-year foot journey around the world that retraces the pathways of the first human migration out of Africa some 50,000 years ago. This slow journalism project, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, is called "Out of Eden." Toting a small laptop and a satellite phone in his rucksack, Salopek will report on the major issues of our day--poverty, conflict, climate change, local innovations--from ground-level, living among the people he will cover from Ethiopia to Patagonia. Along the way, he hopes to reexamine the creative tenacity of our wandering ancestors--a lesson that may help us on our collective walk into a tough new century.

This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 30
Rooms 303–304
Terry Student Center
Water Tower Campus
Loyola University Chicago

This event is co-sponsored by Beta Rho, Loyola University Chicago, the School of Communication, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Loyola University Chicago is a member of the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium network.


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