Marie Colvin Lecture: David Rohde

The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook’s School of Journalism is pleased to present the annual Marie Colvin Lecture, as part of the My Life As Speaker Series.

This year’s speaker is David Rohde, the Online News Director at The New Yorker and former foreign correspondent for The New York Times. In 2008, Rohde was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan and held for seven months in captivity in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Rohde was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for stories that helped expose the Srebrenica massacre during the war in Bosnia, and in 2009 he shared a Pulitzer Prize with a team of New York Times reporters for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is the author of three books, including “A Rope and a Prayer: The Story of a Kidnapping.” The book, co-written by his wife, Kristen Mulvihill, a Hostage US board member, recounts Rohde’s kidnapping.

This annual lecture honors Marie Colvin, a Long Island native and acclaimed war correspondent, who was tragically killed in Syria on February, 22, 2012, while covering the conflict for The Sunday Times of London.

Event Details:

Tuesday, February 20

7:30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm

Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

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About the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting:

The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, aims to nurture and grow the next generation of overseas reporters. The Center raises awareness about the need for robust international coverage through the annual Marie Colvin Lecture, and works to continue Colvin’s legacy by rewarding tenacious overseas reporting with a journalist-in-residence fellowship.

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