New York University’s Department of Journalism will host a dialogue on environmental journalism-“Troubled Land: Who’s Watching over Russia’s Environment?”-on Mon., Nov. 5, 6:45 p.m. at NYU’s Lipton Hall, 108 W. 3rd Street (at MacDougal). Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Paul Klebnikov Fund and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The event is free for NYU faculty and students, and open to the public with a suggested voluntary donation. RSVP. is strongly encouraged. Please call Olga Tarasov, the Paul Klebnikov Fund, at 212.768.2889 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Journalists interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street)
Led by Serge Schmemann, the Pulitzer-Prize-Winning editorial page editor of the International Herald Tribune, the dialogue will also include Vitaly Lipik, a Belarusian environmental journalist and winner of the 2007 Paul Klebnikov Prize for Excellence in Journalism; Igor Chestin, chief executive of WWF Russia; and Peter Matthiessen, author of Tigers in the Snow, which documents the plight of the Siberian Tiger.
“It is vital to discuss both the successes and disasters in the former Soviet Union,” said Musa Train Klebnikov, executive director of the Paul Klebnikov Fund, named after the murdered U.S. editor of Forbes Russia. “We hope that bringing environmentalists and journalists together can only lead to greater resolve to work for the common good.”