The Refugee Crisis: Reporting on the Front Lines in Greece and Canada

Thursday, March 1, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
144 Louis A. Simpson International Bldg.
Thursday, March 1, 2018 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Deborah Amos, National Public Radio
Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence, Princeton University
Alice Maiden '19
Talia Nevins '18

The Humanities Council's Ferris Seminars in Journalism recently launched innovative courses in which Princeton University students travel to migration hotspots around the world to act as eyewitnesses to history.

For the last two summers, students have traveled to Greece for five weeks, reporting on the continuing refugee crisis in Athens and on the island of Lesbos. Their work has been published and broadcast around the world, including the international edition of The New York Times. Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and a veteran investigative reporter, and his students will explain what they discovered while working as foreign correspondents.

NPR Correspondent Deborah Amos led students to Winnipeg, Manitoba, over break last fall, when she was a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism teaching a course on migration reporting. Amos and her students will recount some of the surprises they uncovered interviewing some of the 46,000 refugees resettled last year in Canada.

Sponsored by the PIIRS Research Community "Migration: People and Cultures across Borders"; the Humanities Council; the Fund for Canadian Studies; and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Paul Sarbanes ’54 Fund for Hellenism and Public Service