NY Times West Africa Bureau Chief Speaks on Campus

Lydia Polgreen, chief of the New York Times West Africa bureau, recently visited campus and shared her experiences reporting on conflicts in Congo, Chad, and Sudan. She reflected on violent conflicts in these countries, the lasting effects of past brutalities on individuals and the political structure, and the hope she feels as a result of humanitarian efforts and activism she’s seen on the ground. In 2006, Polgreen was awarded a George Polk Award in foreign reporting for her coverage of ethnic violence in Sudan's Darfur region.