Event

Journalist Ben Taub at Flagler College, Forum on Government and Public Policy

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Blessing and two other teen-age Nigerian girls watch a rainbow over the short stretch of water separating Sicily from mainland Italy. Eighty percent of young Nigerian women who cross the Mediterranean are trafficked into sexual exploitation. Image by Ben Taub. Italy, 2017.

Blessing and two other teen-age Nigerian girls watch a rainbow over the short stretch of water separating Sicily from mainland Italy. Eighty percent of young Nigerian women who cross the Mediterranean are trafficked into sexual exploitation. Image by Ben Taub. Italy, 2017.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00PM
Flagler College
Lewis Auditorium
14 Granada Street
St Augustine, FL 32084
United States

Pulitzer Center grantee journalist Ben Taub, a New Yorker staff writer, shares his experience reporting on the difficult topics of human trafficking and war crimes during his visit to Flagler College on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

During the day, Taub speaks with several political science and communications classes, fielding questions from students and faculty. In the evening, Taub speaks at the College's community program, Forum on Government and Public Policy. Ann Peters, Pulitzer Center university and community outreach director, joins Taub for the visit to the Campus Consortium partner, one of more than 30 colleges and universities in the Center's network.

Taub has completed two New Yorker projects with support from the Pulitzer Center. “The Assad Files” tells the story of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, a secretive team of war-crime investigators who traced human rights violations back to policy written by the Assad regime. His other project, “We Have No Choice,” follows the journey of a trafficked Nigerian girl named Blessing as she travels across the Mediterranean.

Taub has won the Livingston Award for International Reporting, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for International Print reporting, and the Overseas Press Club Award for Investigative Reporting. He has also received the ASME Next Award for Journalists Under 30.