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Oct 4

Convocation: Laura Silber '82

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Journalist Laura Silber '82 offers insights into building vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable to citizens.

Friday, October 4th, 2019
10:50 – 11:50 am / Skinner Chapel
Laura Silber Convocation
Laura Silber

Laura Silber ’82 directs strategic communications and public affairs at the Open Society Foundations. She oversees the Foundations’ public identity, including media outreach, online strategy and publications. The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. With projects in more than 120 countries, they are the world’s largest private funder of rights and justice.  Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations in 2000, Silber was a reporter on foreign affairs. As the Balkans correspondent for the Financial Times from 1990 to 1997, she covered Yugoslavia’s violent disintegration. She is the coauthor of the critically acclaimed Death of Yugoslavia, selected for the New York Times notable book list, and consulted on the award-winning television documentary series. She has contributed to a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and the New York Review of Books. Silber was a Fulbright scholar and received an MA from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. The title of her presentation is “Death of a Nation: Lessons from the Frontlines.”

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