Carleton convocation shares a photojournalist’s look at lives disrupted by war

April 24, 2017

Veteran photojournalist Amy Kaslow will present Carleton College’s weekly convocation address on Friday, April 28 from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. In a presentation entitled, “Converting Your College Experience Into Global Problem Solving,” Kaslow will share her experience working for over three decades conveying the stories and portraits of lives disrupted by war. Sharing the stories of victims, perpetrators, eyewitnesses, and survivors in the immediate aftermath of conflict and well into the post-war period, Kaslow attempts to chronicle international change through words and images.

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During the course of her work, Kaslow has certainly had no shortage of material; only the time to cover it with reportage that transcends the daily headlines. She has covered South Africa's Apartheid; the eight-year war between Iran and Iraq; massacres in Kurdistan; ethnic cleansing in the Balkans; endless conflict between Israel and the Palestinians; gang violence in San Salvador; the killing fields in Cambodia; the Cold War; the favelas in Brazil; the "Dirty War" in Argentina; genocide in Rwanda; and the many countries and parties that were part of the Holocaust. 

A writer, photographer and broadcaster specializing in post-war economic reconstruction, her work has been featured in a host of international publications, including Fortune magazine, Institutional Investor, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Huffington Post, SLATE, Middle East Insight, The Middle East, Moment, Emerging Markets, Europe Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Quarterly, and The International Economy. She was the lead economic correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and a special global correspondent for American Public Radio's Marketplace

Kaslow serves on the board of the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative and is a member of the Belizean Grove. More at

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Office of Communications. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4308. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located at First and College Streets in Northfield.