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Witness With a Notepad


Feb 26 2016


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Witness with a Notepad

Witness With a Notepad: Chronicling War, Revolution, Dictatorship, and Life in Peru

A Conversation with Gustavo Gorriti

Join us for a conversation with acclaimed Latin American journalist Gustavo Gorriti. Gorriti will talk about life and politics in Peru, and his more than thirty years covering war, revolution, and dictatorship there. This discussion will be moderated by Duke University Professor of Anthropology, Orin Starn.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch provided. Co-sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI; Duke Immerse; the Program in Marxism and Society; the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy; the Program in Literature; the Department of Cultural Anthropology; the Spanish Language Program; the Department of History; the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


Gustavo Gorriti

Instituto de Defensa Legal (Lima, Peru)

Gustavo Gorriti is one of Latin America’s best-known journalists. He was a staff writer for Caretas, Peru’s leading newsweekly, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper’s and many other outlets. Gorriti has won numerous prizes, including the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect…...

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Orin Starn

Duke University

Orin Starn is a professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University. Early in his career he worked for many years in Peru, and is lead editor of the popular The Peru Reader as well authoring his own book Nightwatch about Andean village organizing. Starn's more recent books address topics ranging…...

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