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2014 ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium Featuring Chris Hedges

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2014 ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium
Featuring Keynote Speaker Chris Hedges
October 31 - November 1, 2014

More information on event schedule and registration to come. Contact Mandy Ford, ESR Director of External Relations at fordma@earlham.edu for more information.

Chris Hedges bio:

Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American journalist specializing inAmerican politics and society. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books includingWar Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002)—a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionEmpire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009), Death of the Liberal Class (2010) and his most recent New York Times best seller, written with the cartoonist Joe SaccoDays of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012).

Hedges is currently a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle EastAfrica and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science MonitorNational Public Radio,The Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times, where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005).

In 2002, Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. He has taught at Columbia UniversityNew York UniversityPrinceton University and The University of Toronto. He currently teaches prisoners at a maximum-security prison in New Jersey. He writes a weekly column on Mondays for Truthdig and authored what The New York Timesdescribed as "a call to arms" for the first issue of The Occupied Wall Street Journal, a newspaper associated with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, New York City. The author describes himself as a socialist.

Event Date: 
10/31/2014 (All day) - 11/01/2014 (All day)