|Journalist to discuss peace-building in Africa|
|Monday, November 15, 2010|
Jina Moore, an award-winning journalist supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting , will discuss peace-building missions in central Africa on Nov. 29 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Besides the missions, undertaken by the United Nations to support weak post-conflict countries, Moore will discuss lives that have been affected by violence in the region.
“Beyond Peace Deals” will be the title of the free public talk at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center, located at the corner of McCauley and Pittsboro Streets.
Moore writes for The Christian Science Monitor.Her articles also have been published in The Walrus(Canada), The Boston Globe, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Harvard Magazine and The Congressional Quarterly Press.
The Pulitzer Center, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., supports independent international journalists. Moore also received a 2010 Fulbright Fellowship and is a fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, a resource for journalists who cover violence. The center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Moore has written critical articles on the scandals of the Liberian justice system and the prosecution of post-war rape in Monrovia. In 2009, Moore’s article on treating torture survivors was anthologized in Best American Science Writing. This year two of Moore’s articles were recognized by the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
The event is sponsored by the African studies center, the curriculum in global studies (formerly the curriculum in international and area studies) and the African and Afro-American studies department. Parking may be available in the garage under the FedEx Global Education Center after 5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is free in most campus lots after 5 p.m. For a campus parking map, visit www.dps.unc.edu