Monday, January 29, 2007

Panel discussion at NC State

Next Monday, Feb. 5, I will be a guest panelist during North Carolina State's Darfur Awareness Week. This week of activities includes a showing of "Darfur Diaries," the panel discussions and a keynote speech by NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.

Below is the press release:

"North Carolina State University will host guest speaker Nicholas D. Kristof, Tuesday, February 6 at 7:30 PM in Nelson Auditorium (Room 3400). Kristof is a New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author. His talk will be entitled “The First Genocide of the 21st Century: Report on Darfur.” This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the nearby Dan Allen Parking Deck.

Mr. Kristof began writing for the New York Times in 1984. In 1990 he and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, also a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement. In 2006 Kristof won a second Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is generally credited with bringing the Darfur tragedy to the attention of the America public. Kristof has lived on four continents and traveled to over 120 countries. During his travels, he has had unpleasant experiences with malaria, wars, an Indonesian mob carrying heads on pikes, and an African plane crash.

NC State will host a “Darfur Awareness Week” from Tuesday, January 30 until Tuesday, January 6. Fundraising will be done during this week for the Save Darfur Coalition. Donations can be made from 10AM - 2PM at the NC State brickyard.. Cash and check donations will be accepted. Willing donors can also contribute via credit card at: . Every penny helps.

On Thursday, February 1, the award winning documentary, Darfur Diaries, will be shown in the Erdahl-Cloyd Theater in D.H. Hill Library at 7:30 PM. The film will be followed by a short discussion led by Professor Anna Bigelow, Department of Philosophy and Religion. This event is free and open to the public.

On Monday, February 5, there will be a panel discussion, “Perspectives on the Darfur Crisis,” starting at 7:30 PM in Withers Room 232-A. Panelists will include Professor Andrew Reynolds, Department of Political Science, UNC-Chapel Hill; Haywood Rankin, U.S. Diplomat; hydrogeologist Mansour Malik; and Darfur activist Scott Sutton. The panel will be moderated by Professor Craig Brookins, Director of Africana Studies, NC State. This event is free and open to the public.

These events are made possible with the help of the School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University, the Park Scholarships Program, NC State University, and the Political Science Club, NC State University."

If you are in the area, please support these students and these events.


1 comment:

miriam said...

Hey Scott, searching for material for a prayer meeting and came across your site. Great to see your passion. hope you are doing well.
Miriam and Wayne