National Geographic Writer Discusses Child Brides Project April 4-5
National Geographic Magazine reporter Cynthia Gorney will visit Guilford April 4-5 to meet with faculty and students as part of an affiliation between Guilford and two other Triad universities, which have joined the Campus Consortium of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.
Gorney, who will be joined by Pulitzer Center founding director Jon Sawyer, will discuss a project that recently attracted global attention – the heart-breaking, age-old ritual of brides as young as eight years old in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Ethiopia. Their schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, April 4
11:30 a.m. – Journalism class visit, Duke 103. Students in the class plus others from The Guilfordian.
- Thursday, April 5
4 p.m. – Center for Principled Problem Solving reception, remarks, Q&A, Multicultural Center, King Hall. Open to anyone with student journalists, other students and faculty invited.
7:30 p.m. – Public presentation, short film, remarks, Q&A, Bryan Auditorium. Open to anyone, free.
Guilford has joined Wake Forest University and High Point University in a two-year agreement with the Pulitzer Center that will bring top foreign correspondents to the Triad twice a year. The affiliation provides a global perspective to journalism education on the campuses.
Based in Washington, D.C., the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting provides resources for freelance foreign correspondents in all mediums to pursue important stories around the globe that are then fed back into newspapers, television news programs and web sites. The Campus Consortium now has 15 member schools. It helps connect the work of those overseas journalists with students and faculty members around the country.