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Out of Eden: Paul Salopek Speaks at Washington University

Event Date:

November 1, 2012 | 5:00 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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Early next year, journalist Paul 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 new century.

Join Salopek for an engaging discussion detailing aspects of his upcoming journey and his inspiration for this project.

Thursday, November 1
McDonnell 162
Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

This event is co-sponsored by International and Area Studies, Sigma Iota Rho, School of Law Africa Public Interest Law and Conflict Resolution Project, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Salopek will also speak at the Washington University Sustainable Cities Conference on November 3.


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