2011-02-24 / About Town

Pulitzer Prize winner to lecture at URI

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter C.J. Chivers will deliver the 2011 Christiane Amanpour Lecture at the University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall on March 1 at 7 p.m.

Chivers’ lecture is titled “Reporting

From Afghanistan.” In 2009, he was part of a team from the New York Times that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Chivers worked for the Providence Journal from 1995 through 1999. From 1999 until 2001 he was a metro reporter covering crime and law enforcement in New York City, where he covered the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. From June 2004 through 2008, he served as Moscow correspondent and also covered war zones or conflict in the Palestinian territories, Israel and Central Asia.

He also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 until 1994 as an infantry officer. He served in the Persian Gulf War and was honorably discharged as a captain in 1994.

The event is coordinated by URI’s Journalism Department.

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