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Talks @ Pulitzer: Alexis Okeowo and the Movement Against Extremism in Africa

Event Date:

August 4, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT
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Troops from the Kenyan Contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) sit on the back of a flat-bed military truck as they begin an advance on the Somali port city of Kismayo. On Oct. 2, 2012, Kenyan AMISOM troops moved into and through Kismayo, the last major urban stronghold of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab, on their way to the city's airport without a shot being fired following a month-long operation to liberate towns and villages across southern Somalia. Image courtesy of Creative Commons/AU-UN IST PHOTO/ STUART PRICE. Somalia, 2012.

Join us on Thursday, August 4, 2016, for a Talks @ Pulitzer conversation with Alexis Okeowo, a staff writer at The New Yorker and former Pulitzer Center grantee, as she takes us inside her latest reporting on the movement against extremism inside Kenyan classrooms and across the African continent.

The Pulitzer Center has supported two prior reporting projects by Okeowo: "China's Bloody Frontier in Zambia" and "The Promise of Life: Reproductive Choice in Africa."

Okeowo is also a fellow at the New America Foundation, currently writing a book on anti-extremism across Africa.

She joins us as part of her time in Washington, DC, participating in the 2016 NABJ/NAHJ Joint Convention, where she represents the Pulitzer Center in the workshop, "Breaking Into Foreign Freelancing." Registration for the conference and the workshop is separate from this Talks @ Pulitzer event.

Please register today for the Talks @ Pulitzer event.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036

Closest Metro: Dupont Circle