A rare convergence of experts on the human costs of war will discuss the often-ignored outgrowth of the global war on terror: two decades of civilian casualties. Times journalist and Marine Corps infantry veteran C. J. Chivers, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his 2016 story about an Afghan war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, will moderate the discussion. The panelists are Alissa J. Rubin, the Times Paris bureau chief who won a Pulitzer Prize for foreign reporting on Afghanistan in 2015; Azmat Khan, an investigative reporter and New York Times Magazine contributor, who uncovered civilian casualties among nearly 150 airstrike sites across northern Iraq; and writer Brian Castner, a veteran of the Iraq war and weapons expert for Amnesty International’s crisis team, who also investigates war crimes and human rights violations.
The Yale MacMillan Political Violence and its Legacies (PVL) workshop is an interdisciplinary forum for work in progress by Yale faculty and graduate students, as well as scholars from other universities. PVL is designed to foster a wide-ranging conversation at Yale and beyond about political violence and its effects that transcends narrow disciplinary and methodological divisions.
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) will celebrate its 86th Commencement on the weekend of May 12-13, 2018. More than 22,000 family, friends and community members will join SNHU in celebrating nearly 6,000 graduates in four ceremonies at the SNHU Arena. The University will award more than 18,600 degrees worldwide this year.
The Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma recognize exemplary journalism on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events on individuals, families or communities. To honor the 2018 Dart Award winners, the Dart Center will host a reception, awards presentation and winners’ roundtable on May 3 from 5:30-8:00pm at the Columbia Journalism School. The roundtable discussion will illuminate the questions of craft, ethics and storytelling in their work, and explore innovative best practices in hard-hitting, humane reporting on violence and tragedy. his event is free and open to the public.
Speakers include: Neil Barsky, Founder, The Marshall Project | John Woodrow Cox, Enterprise Reporter, Washington Post | Azmat Khan, Investigative Reporter | Lizzie Presser, Contributing Writer, The California Sunday Magazine
Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Join investigative journalist Azmat Khan in this discussion about civilian casualties in the war against ISIS at the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS).
An academic research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the center focuses on international relations, security studies, international migration, human rights and justice, political economy and technology policy. RSVP or get more information here.
In Syria and Iraq’s ongoing conflicts, severely under-reported civilian death tolls help to keep major conflict off of A1. Award-winning journalists Rania Abouzeid, author of the forthcoming No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria, and Azmat Khan, co-author of The Uncounted, will discuss the numbers and the larger significance of under-reporting conflict. Discussion will be moderated by Distinguished Writer in Residence Eliza Griswold.
“Hondros,” a Special Advanced Screening of the Tribeca Film Festival-Winning Documentary - Followed by a conversation led by Azmat Khan
Known for his probing, humane coverage of countries ravaged by conflict, Chris Hondros was one of the world's most acclaimed war photographers, shooting for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, when he was killed in a mortar attack in Libya at the age of 41, just three months before he was scheduled to be married.
In Hondros, Director Greg Campbell honors the life of his life-long best friend and explores his drive and deep commitment to capturing the images that convey the human cost of war. Featuring interviews with Chris's colleagues on the frontlines and his photographic subjects, Hondros presents a stirring portrait of a pioneering photographer who devoted himself to bearing witness and making sure the stories of even war’s littlest victims were told with dignity and compassion.
Among the people making appearances this season (left to right): journalist Chris Hedges, journalist Azmat Khan, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma. The upcoming fall season of events at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy is out. As in seasons past, it includes music, talks, films, and community events.
Please join Hamptons International Film Festival for a screening of Hondros and a conversation about the risks and responsibilities photojournalists face to capture the true costs of war.
Screening: Hondros, winner of the 2017 Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for Films of Conflict & Resolution
As the term “fake news” infects the country’s vernacular, our aim is to reassure people that cold, hard facts are as important as ever. Our main questions: As strong and independent media makers, what can we learn from each other? And how can we collaborate as we move forward?
Training the recipients of the International Center For Journalists' "Reporting the Word" Fellowship in global muckraking. The program helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news.
How are journalists, human rights advocates, artists, and engineers using interactive technology, virtual reality and data investigation to expose human rights violations? How can these approaches be used in partnership with impacted communities and social movements to create change? Join HELM Social Design Studio, for Narrative for Change, a panel discussion and exhibition exploring the intersection of technology, journalism, and human rights.
The Narrative for Change exhibition and panel discussion has been co-sponsored by HELM Studio, CUNY School of Journalism, VICE media and the Knight Foundation.
The Union Docs "Speaking Truth To Power" weekend-long workshop explores the power of investigative documentaries in all visual genres: feature docs and short, illustrations and new forms of storytelling like motion graphics and VR/360.
On Thursday, April 6, join New America for an in-depth look at the travel ban and the many questions surrounding the intersection of immigration policy and counterterrorism: Does the travel ban protect American security? What role does immigration policy play in counterterrorism? How do the Trump administration’s policies impact communities and how are they linked to prior counterterrorism policies implemented under previous administrations?
A divisive presidential election and the proliferation of fake news have created new challenges for an open and inclusive democracy. Join members of Oxonian communities for a discussion on moving forward in challenging times.
[This event is by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please contact me.]