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Gustavo Gorriti, “Witness With a Notepad: Chronicling War, Revolution, Dictatorship, and Life in Peru”

Join us for a conversation with acclaimed Latin American journalist Gustavo Gorriti. Gorriti will talk about life and politics in Peru, and his more than thirty years covering war, revolution, and dictatorship there. This discussion will be moderated by Duke University Professor of Anthropology, Orin Starn.

A light lunch will be served.

Gustavo Gorriti is one of Latin America’s best-known journalists. He was a staff writer for Caretas, Peru’s leading newsweekly, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper’s and many other outlets. Gorriti has won numerous prizes, including the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists. He is the author of The Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru, widely considered the best book about the rebels, and now directs the journalism section at Lima’s Instituto de Defensa Legal.

Co-sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute; the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI; Duke Immerse; the Program in Marxism and Society; the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy; the Program in Literature; the Department of Cultural Anthropology; the Spanish Language Program; the Department of History; the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.


February 26, 2016
7:00 am - 8:30 am


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