"Reporting the Global Poor: Practical and Ethical Challenges" with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Katherine Boo

Department: Literary Journalism

Date and Time: February 3, 2016 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Event Location: Calit2 Auditorium & Atrium

Event Details

Please join us for a roundtable discussion and Q&A with featured speakers Katherine Boo, George Marcus, Kristen Monroe, Gaby Schwab and Amy Wilentz, moderated by Kamal Sadiq, associate professor of political science. 

Katherine Boo is an American investigative journalist who has documented the lives of people in poverty. She has won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2000), "the genius grant" from the MacArthur Fellows Program (2002), and the National Book Award for Nonfiction (2012). She has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 2003. Her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity won nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in addition to the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. RSVP here.