DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Ann Peters oversees the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium program. The program creates opportunities for journalists, students, and faculty to examine global issues across disciplines via campus visits and international reporting fellowships. She also works with colleagues around the world to create community events, from topic-specific conferences to film festivals elevating the reporting by hundreds of Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina and Georgetown University Law Center, Peters began her career as a correspondent for United Press International. She reported from North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Israel, the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Egypt, and South Africa between 1983 and 1991, covering news from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster to events surrounding Nelson’s Mandela’s release from prison.
Subsequently, she worked in London as a research associate and consultant for Human Rights Watch, focusing on blinding laser weapons, laws of war, and arms embargoes, and in Washington, D.C., for the Open Society Institute as program director of its Landmines Project. She also practiced law at Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, LLP.