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DU Internationalization Summit Lunchtime keynote


View photos from the event on the University's Flickr page

The DU Community attended the 2016 Internationalization Summit on April 15, 2016. This year’s theme was “Uncommon Intersections: Cultivating Multiple Perspectives at Home and Abroad."

The Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies partnered with the summit to bring the lunchtime keynote speaker to campus, as a part of the summit.

The Edward W. & Charlotte A. Estlow Center's Anvil of Freedom Award for outstanding journalism and democracy was presented at the luncheon in honor of keynote speaker and 2016 Morton Margolin Distinguished Lecturer Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, South America correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR).  Garcia-Navarro presented "Parallel Lives:  Stories from an Interconnected World."

Garcia-Navarro was recognized for her multimedia piece, "Look at This: Rain Forest Was Here," which includes photo and audio coverage of how deforestation in the Amazon rain forest may be linked to Sao Paulo's drought and to worldwide climate change. In this piece, she draws comparisons between Brazil's current rapid deforestation and the 19th century deforestation of the western U.S., which similarly fueled the economic development of a nation.

She has also covered economic migration from South to North America and has explored the resulting depopulation of Mexican communities. 

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

About Lourdes Garcia-Navarro 

Garcia-Navarro is an NPR international correspondent covering South America for NPR. She is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Previously, she served as NPR's correspondent based in Israel, reporting on stories throughout the Middle East. Garcia-Navarro received several awards for her work covering the Arab Spring. 

"Often at great personal risk, Garcia-Navarro captured history in the making with stunning insight, courage and humanity."

Garcia-Navarro holds a B.S. in international relations from Georgetown university and a M.A. in journalism from City University in London. 

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