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'They Don't Want Our Work To Continue': Activists in Uganda's Contentious Oil Region

Event Date:

February 6, 2023 | 4:00 PM EST TO 5:00 PM EST


The College of William and Mary
Reves Center for International Studies, Reves Room
200 S Boundary St

Williamsburg, VA 23185

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The Charles Center and the Reves Center for International Studies present reporter, photojournalist, and Pulitzer Center grantee Sophie Neiman for a talk — "'They Don't Want Our Work to Continue': Activists in Uganda's Contentious Oil Region" — on February 6, 2023, at 4:00pm EST in the Reves Room. Neiman's lecture and visit to campus are funded by the Sharp Seminar, an initiative at the Charles Center established with a generous gift from Anne and Barry Sharp, that includes a close collaboration with the Pulitzer Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

An independent reporter and photojournalist covering politics, conflict, and human rights in east and central Africa, Neiman is based in Kampala, Uganda. Her recent Pulitzer Center-supported project, Charting Conflict and Corruption — Uganda and the DRC, covers the devastating impacts of the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacement along the 900-mile East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline, and how gold laundering in Uganda fuels regional unrest. The project also examines the links among resource exploitation, conflict, and corruption. 

She frequently writes for World Politics Review, and her work has appeared in African Arguments, The Christian Science Monitor, Mail & Guardian, The New Humanitarian, The New York Review of Books, and the Thomson Reuters Foundation, among others.

Neiman holds a master’s degree in African studies from the University of Cambridge.


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