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Journalist to speak on sexualized violence in Syria, beyond

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Journalist Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women Under Siege project at the Women’s Media Center.

Award-winning journalist Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women Under Siege project at the Women’s Media Center, will deliver a public talk titled "The Other Red Line: Sexualized Violence in Syria and Beyond" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Emory University.  

Presented by Emory’s Institute for Developing Nations (IDN), the event will be held in the Faculty Conference Room, G575, at Emory University School of Law's Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Rd.

Wolfe will discuss her current work aggregating reports on sexualized violence in Syria through a live, online crowdmap as well as sexualized violence in other areas of conflict throughout the world.  

Wolfe has written for publications from The Guardian to The Atlantic and serves on the advisory committee of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict.  

Previously, she was the senior editor of the Committee to Protect Journalists, where she broke ground on the issue of journalists and sexualized violence. She studied at Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and is the recipient of the 2012 Frank Ochberg Award for Media and Trauma Study and four Society of Professional Journalists awards.  

In 2013, Foreign Policy magazine named her one of its "FP Twitterati 100," and Action on Armed Violence listed her as one of their "Top 100 Most Influential Journalists Covering Armed Violence."  

This is the final event in the film and discussion series on Sexual Violence, War and Reconciliation hosted this fall by IDN. The series is co-sponsored by the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; The Center for Women at Emory; and the Emory RESPECT Program. Funding is provided by a Public Education for Peacebuilding Support award from the U.S. Institute for Peace.  

Admission to the lecture is free, but guests should register to attend by emailing Stephanie Stawicki,

Event Parking

Parking is available in the Lowergate Parking Deck, 1717 Lowergate Drive.  

About the Institute for Developing Nations

In 2006, former President Jimmy Carter and Emory President James Wagner founded the Institute for Developing Nations (IDN) to signal their commitment to joining higher education and international development. IDN connects research and academic programs at Emory and The Carter Center’s Peace and Health programs to strengthen scholarship on development and provide direct support to development efforts in some of the poorest countries in the world. Through research and action, IDN is reshaping the role of higher education in international development.

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