Writing Elsewhere: Covering the World’s Rough Edges
A Conversation with Marcello Di Cintio and Jonathan Katz
Join this public discussion with award-winning writers Marcello Di Cintio and Jonathan Katz about the challenges of covering difficult and complex subjects. From Africa to the Caribbean to the walls that increasingly divide us, these writers will also talk about how they see the work of long-form journalism evolving. Moderated by Robin Kirk, co-director of the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute.
Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke University Middle East Studies Center, the FOCUS program, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Center for Documentary Studies, the International Comparative Studies program, the Policy Journalism program, and the Program in Literature.
Marcello Di Cintio is the author of four books, including Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, which examined walls, fences, and other "hard" barriers – and the people who live in their shadows. Walls won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize.…...Read More
Robin Kirk is the Faculty Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and is a founding member of the Pauli Murray Project. An author and human rights advocate, Kirk directed the Belfast program for DukeEngage in partnership with Healing Through Remembering, an extensive cross-community project dealing with…...Read More