'Besieged borders': Reporters discuss global crisis Feb. 18


Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Reporters Rod Nordland of The New York Times and Perla Trevizo of the Arizona Daily Star will headline a panel discussion on "Besieged borders" about the global crisis of refugees and migrants on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the University of Arizona School of Journalism's Center for Border & Global Journalism, will be held at the AME S202 auditorium at the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave. (northeast corner of Speedway and Mountain Avenue). A reception with refreshments will follow the discussion, slated to last until 6:30 p.m.

UA journalism professor Mort Rosenlum will moderate the discussion. 

Nordland, international correspondent at large and Kabul bureau chief for The New York Times, has worked as a reporter in more than 150 countries, and has been variously posted in Bangkok, Beirut, Baghdad, Cairo, Rome, Sarajevo, San Salvador, Islamabad, London and Kabul, among other places. He has worked for The Times in the Middle East, Europe and South Asia.

Nordland came to The Times in 2009 from Newsweek, where he was the magazine’s chief foreign correspondent, based in London. During three decades abroad, he has covered every war that involved Americans, and several that did not. He began his foreign reporting career for his hometown paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, covering the Far East and Central America. He is a native of Philadelphia, where he has a large extended family, and his immediate family lives in England.

His honors have included a share of a Pulitzer Prize for news, and he was also a finalist for a Pulitzer in international reporting; two George Polk awards; several Overseas Press Club awards and a score of others, including the 2013 Heywood Broun award. A graduate of Penn State University, he was also a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.

Trevizo covers immigration for the Star along with social, economic and security issues throughout the Arizona/Sonora border. She has written immigration stories in Europe, Latin America and Africa and worked for Spanish and English-language media outlets in Texas, Tennessee and Spain.

She has won several awards for her immigration coverage, including the David Ignatius Award for International Reporting for a series exploring immigration through the eyes of Guatemalans in the United States and in their home country, and the French-American Foundation Immigration Journalism Award for her series on Burundi refugees in Southeast Tennessee.

Rosenblum has covered stories on seven continents since the 1960s, from war in Biafra to tango dancing by the Seine. He was editor of the International Herald Tribune; special correspondent for The Associated Press; AP bureau chief in Africa, Southeast Asia, Argentina, and France; and founding editor of the quarterly, dispatches.

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