David Shipler on Race Relations

    Location: Baxter Hall: 101 Lovell Lecture Room
    Date: 02/19/19
    Time: 8:00PM



    Race Relations, Civil Liberties, Stereotypes, and “Encrypted Prejudices” in the US.

    This presentation explores traditional stereotypes of blacks in the US as an informative landscape that helps explain some of the encrypted prejudices that still exist, some of which shaped images of Obama, influence some white police officers, and contribute to some of Trump’s stands and statements.

    David Shipler, former Foreign Correspondent for the New York Times, visits Wabash during the week of February 18-22, 2019 as our Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Shipler worked for the NY Times from 1966 to 1988, reporting from New York, Saigon, Moscow, and Jerusalem before serving as chief diplomatic correspondent in Washington, DC. He shared a George Polk Award for his coverage of the 1982 war in Lebanon and was executive producer, writer, and narrator of two PBS documentaries on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one of which won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. He is the author of seven books: Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams; Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land (which won a Pulitzer Prize); A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America; The Working Poor: Invisible in America; The Rights of the People: How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties; Rights at Risk: The Limits of Liberty in Modern America; and most recently published, Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword. He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a trustee of Dartmouth College, chair of the Pulitzer jury on general nonfiction, and a writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California. His recent essays appear at The Shipler Report.

    Ticket Information: free and open to the public

    For more information please contact:
    Jeffrey Beck
    Event ID:44366

    or see http://shiplerreport.blogspot.com/.