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What a busy few days it has been since I arrived in the US 5 days ago. I spent the first few days at Kent State University, where I gave a total of eight (yes 8!) presentations for my work for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, mainly to students enrolled in the school’s various journalism/photojournalism programmes. Even though it was rather intense, it was great to meet people such as Barbara Hipsman, Karl Idsvoog and Glenn Luther who apart from being lovely people, are also great journalists and are working on exciting things intheir various fields. I encourage you to check out their websites via the provided links. To see a nice write-up of my public lecture at Kent State, please go here.
Last night I visited Washington’s Georgetown University where I presented to an environmental action group of students. Along with the Pulitzer Center’s Nathalie Applewhite, we presented Pulitzer’s new ‘Heat of the Moment’ Gateway (which you should definitely check out by the way, if you have any interest in global environmental issues) and got a good response from the students there.
Today, I head to American University to speak to journalism students about my experiences working in China as a photographer. If the students are like those at Kent State and Georgetown, then it should be a good day. It’s a lot of fun talking about these climate issues and getting feedback from students who seem so keen and thirsty for information about these topics.
Finally, tomorrow I shall be speaking at the Climate Institute here in Washington, which is a public event. So, if you have time, please do come along, as I believe there are a few places left. Again, I shall be presenting my work on desertification in China and talking about climate policy. Hope to see you there!