11/14/2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Westminster College Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
1840 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Join the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy for the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Matthew LaPlante who will examine the notion that after a decade of severe cuts in international news reporting by major news organizations, the time is right for global travelers to take the helm of foreign correspondency, as he has done so himself. When Mr. LaPlante left his job as a full-time newspaper journalist, he worried his most important work was behind him. However, he will discuss that from an exposé on ritual tribal infanticide in Ethiopia, to a feature exploring the legacy of genocide in Cambodia, to a series of reports on gang violence in El Salvador, the past few years have been his most successful as a reporter, even though he spends far less of his time doing journalism.
Additionally, you are invited to join UCCD for a public meet and greet reception with Mr. Matthew LaPlante at 6:00 pm before the lecture begins at 7:00 pm.
This lecture is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required: https://global-travelers.eventbrite.com