Reception for International Journalists

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Faculty, students, and staff are invited to a reception this Friday, September 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Hagfors 150. The Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) and Global Minnesota are co-hosting the event, which will welcome Ambassador Ross Wilson and international journalists from the U.S. Department of State’s Edward R. Murrow program.

Mr. Wilson is the former United States ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan and was the chargé d’affaires to Afghanistan until the U.S. Embassy in Kabul transferred operations to Qatar in August 2021.

The Edward R. Murrow journalists come from Armenia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Croatia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Singapore, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. While in Minnesota, they will examine press freedom in the United States, the role of journalism in a democracy, and the ways that new technologies shape how news is gathered, reported, distributed, and consumed.

Though there will be a short informal presentation, this event is primarily for socializing and networking. Hors d’oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages will be served. Please email to RSVP by September 22 at 1:00 PM.