November 8, 2017

Katherine Boo Speaking At McCosh November 8

In the second annual Distinguished Teaching Lecture in Service and Civic Engagement, journalist and author Katherine Boo will discuss “Field Notes From An Ethical Minefield” and the lessons she has learned in 25 years of investigating injustice in dis-empowered communities. This public lecture will take place in McCosh Hall’s Room 50 at 6 p.m. on November 8.

Boo’s 2012 book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity won nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public Library, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, in addition to the National Book Award for Nonfiction. She has written and edited for Washington’s City Paper, Washington Monthly magazine, and the Washington Post. She has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2003. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2000) and a MacArthur Foundation Genius Award (2002).

This event is free and open to the public with no ticket or reservation required. This event is cosponsored by the Spencer Trask Lecture Series, the University Center for Human Values, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, and the Ferris Seminars in Journalism.