“World News: Is It as Bad as It Looks?”
Monitor Night Live XIV
Thursday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m.
Christian Science Monitor Editor Marshall Ingwerson moderates a thought-provoking panel presentation by five Monitor correspondents in a discussion of breaking news and current events.
Atlanta-based correspondent Patrik Jonsson, staff photographer Melanie Stetson Freeman, and books editor Marjorie Kehe will appear in person, while Christa Bryant in Jerusalem and Peter Ford in Beijing will participate by Skype. Between them, these journalists have covered major stories on every continent.
"After a drumbeat of grim developments from Ferguson to Ukraine to the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the state of the world can look pretty dispiriting," Ingwerson notes. "And we should be concerned. But when you look through a little wider lens, you also find an overwhelming basis for optimism."
Audience members will be invited to participate in a lively question-and-answer forum. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear insights from the journalists who report the news from the frontlines.
Admission is complimentary for Principia students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are $15 for the public and $10 for alumni and Gold & Blue Athletic Club members.