Thursday, March 14, 2013

Next Pulitzer event to discuss fragile nations on 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.