The Christiane Amanpour Lecture

The Christiane Amanpour Lecture is endowed by and named for the 1983 URI alumna and 1995 honorary degree recipient. She is chief international anchor for CNN and host of its award-winning, flagship global affairs program Amanpour, as well as Amanpour & Co. which airs on PBS in the United States.

Launched in 2008, the speaker series brings well-respected journalists to campus each year.

Reporting from the Front Lines

The 2023 Amanpour Lecture

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Previous lectures and videos

2016Mark Scialla and Reshad Kulenovic, URI alums and freelance journalists and filmmakers
2015H.D.S. Greenway, foreign correspondent, Boston Globe and Time Magazine
2014Omar Bah, Gambian journalist
2013Charles Sennott, founder Global Post and The Groundtruth Project
2012David Goldman, freelance photographer Boston Globe, New York Times, Associated Press among others
2011C.J. Chivers, New York Times
2010William Kole, Associated Press bureau chief
2009Elizbeth Rubin, freelance journalist covering Afghanistan and other countries for The New York Times and the New Yorker
2008Jimmie Briggs, freelance journalist, author, “Innocence Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War”
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