Witness: Photographer and Filmmaker Javier Manzano Receives 2016 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square
Newport, R.I. – One day in Aleppo, Syria, in 2012, Javier Manzano was in a car driving along a road. He found himself in one of the world’s most dangerous places because he is a photojournalist and there was a story to tell. As they drove, he saw the road in front of him erupt as a Syrian Air Force bomb detonated. His car screeched to a halt and as … Read More
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Javier Manzano to receive 2016 Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square
NEWPORT, R.I. – Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker Javier Manzano, whose career has taken him to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Nigeria, among many other places, has been named the 2016 winner of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square. The prize honors a storyteller whose work has significantly influenced the public dialogue. As the fourth winner of the prize, conferred by the Story in … Read More
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Photographs: Fleeing From Terror
Every day, floods of people gather into the camps and centers in Kobani: about 5,000 new refugees each day. Photographer Furkan Temir released eleven photos into the news, all showing the faces of the refugees, each photo in black and white. One photo shows a mother and her child, centered in the frame, the mother gazing despairingly toward the ground. Another shows a large group of men watching warfare not … Read More
Pell Center Roundtable Discussion: The Crisis in Syria
About one year ago, the President of the United States declared that the widespread use of chemical weapons in Syria would draw an armed U.S. military intervention. On August 21, 2013, chemical weapons were employed against civilian targets in a suburb of Damascus, Syria. According to reports, more than 1400 civilians were killed, including more than 400 children. President Barack Obama responded by calling for an armed international response. The … Read More
New Event: Attack Syria?
A Conversation about the Strategy and Politics of the Crisis in the Middle East Thursday, September 5, 2013 | 6:00 PM RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-341-2927 DiStefano Hall, Antone Center (Corner of LeRoy and Lawrence) on the campus of Salve Regina University Featuring Timothy D. Hoyt, Ph.D. Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College and author of the recent article, “How to Attack Syria,” in The National Interest … Read More