Boston International, an organization of young professionals and students interested in global affairs, and MIT's Center for International Studies are co-hosting an evening forum on the continuing conflict in the Darfur region in Sudan.
And they will augment the panel discussion with a powerful exhibit of photographs from Darfur that interpret the suffering there visually.
The panel, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct., 15, at MIT's Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, will feature Robert Rotberg, director of the Belfer Centerís Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Harvardís Kennedy School of Government; Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights; and Marcus Bleasdale, a photojournalist and member of the DARFUR/DARFUR team.
DARFUR/DARFUR is the name of the traveling exhibition of digitally projected images about Darfur conveying both the rich culture and the depth of horrors of the humanitarian crisis there. The exhibit is a product of Art Works Projects and curated by Leslie Thomas, the founding director of Art Works Projects.
The photographers include: former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle and photojournalists Lynsey Addario, Mark Brecke, Helene Caux, Ron Haviv, Paolo Pellegrin, James Nachtwey, Ryan Spencer Reed, and Michal Safdie, edited by Matthew Jacob and accompanied by Sudanese inspired music.
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About James F. SmithJim Smith came home to his native Boston in 2002 to become the Boston Globe's foreign editor after spending 22 years abroad. He was previously based in Buenos Aires and Mexico City for the LA Times, and in Johannesburg, Tokyo and The Hague for the AP. In 2007 he became the Globe's national political editor, coordinating presidential campaign coverage. He is a Yale graduate, and has an MBA. He is married to Maxine Hart and has two sons, Matthew and Daniel.
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