Wednesday, April 21
Living through Rwandan Genocide
Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise, Room 111
2.25 p.m. 3:40 p.m.
About the Speakers
Emily Meehan is a writer, public relations consultant and political analyst who has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Kenya, New York and Alaska. She served as a spokesman for UNICEF and the International Rescue Committee in eastern DRC during the region’s 2008-2009 conflict and mass displacement. As a freelance correspondent for Slate.com and National Public Radio, she covered the conflict in Somalia and the 2008 post-election violence in Kenya. Throughout these experiences in Africa, Emily did volunteer social work with vulnerable children and advocated for political solutions to humanitarian crises with government and United Nations stakeholders. She was also a member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa. As a U.S.-based journalist, Emily has written a column about the travails of young professionals for the Wall Street Journal and served as a staff editor of the Journal’s Web site. In Alaska she covered big oil and government as a reporter and anchor for the Alaska Public Radio Network and NPR. Emily’s career began in public radio in her native state of California, where she volunteered and interned with multiple stations during her student years at the University of California, Los Angeles. Emily lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently writing a novel about the conflict in eastern DRC.
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