UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR
Ann Peters oversees the Pulitzer Center's Campus Consortium program, which creates opportunities for journalists, students, and faculty to examine global issues across disciplines at a growing network of university and college partners and offers international reporting fellowships. She also organizes community and other special events for the Pulitzer Center, whether coordinating with colleagues on the Pulitzer Center's 10th Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C., or the Talks @ Pulitzer sessions at the Center's offices near Dupont Circle.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 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. Her domestic reporting ranged from covering the space shuttle Challenger disaster to North Carolina politics. Her assignments abroad gave her ample opportunities to cover international affairs, whether interviewing Palestinians and Israelis during what would become known as the first Palestinian intifada or South Africans on the days and weeks following Nelson Mandela's release from prison.
After her days at UPI and then at law school, Peters 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 then 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, a firm specializing in providing legal advice to nonprofit organizations and individuals in the areas of nonprofit organization tax law, election law, employment law, and environmental law.