Thursday, February 28, 2013

Next Pulitzer event is March 20

The next Pulitzer/Under-Told Stories Forum will be on “Fragile Nations and the Minnesota Connection” Wednesday, March 20, with Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Under-Told Stories Project, and special guest Jina Moore, an independent journalist who specializes in post-conflict and human rights, reporting at the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

The free event will be held 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Figliulo Recital Hall. In the world today, more than 50 countries are in a state of fragility or conflict. These neglected countries suffer from weak infrastructure, internal conflict and economic despair, often severely impacting the security and well-being of their local populations with global consequences. Throughout the world, efforts are being made to stabilize these nations ... does peace finally have a chance?

Join us for an in-depth look at these fragile nations, the peacebuilding efforts to stabilize them and a panel discussion on the local impact to Minnesota communities. 

If you would like de Sam Lazaro and Moore to visit your classroom the afternoon of March 20, please let Deb Nahrgang know at Ext. 6966.