Journalists Cover the Globe

October 27, 2011 12:00 pm

Join ten journalists as they share the results of their five-week IRP reporting projects at a lunch discussion. The IRP Fellows have just returned from Benin, Swaziland, Taiwan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Ireland, Bolivia, Thailand, Nigeria, South Africa, Japan and Malaysia, and they will present short reports and answer questions on religion, atrocity/genocide prevention, resource management, education, and other issues.


Emily Alpert (voiceofsandiego) reports on Bolivia’s education reforms.

Alex Daniels interviewed cotton farmers and experts in Benin.

Alex Daniels (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) compares cotton trades in Benin and Arkansas. David Francis (freelance) investigates Nigeria’s oil investors. Alex Gallafent (PRI/BBC “The World”) examines Swaziland’s evangelical Christianity. Matt Jenkins (freelance) follows tuna pirates in the waters of Taiwan. Krista Mahr (TIME Asia) visits South Sudan after independence. Megan Verlee (Colorado Public Radio) meets Muslims and Christians in Ethiopia. Andrea Wenzel (WAMU-FM) seeks Thai monks with guns. Jennifer Willis (freelance) finds religious pluralism in Ireland. Jamie York (NPR’s “On the Media”) links rare earth materials with familiar problems in Malaysia.


Thursday, October 27, 2011, 12 pm to 2 pm Complimentary lunch will be served


The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Rome Building, Room 806 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20036 Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 202-663-7726.