March 21, 2016, 6:30pm
Global Distinguished Lecture: Lessons from the Great Syrian Migration
Presenter: Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times
Location: Widener Lecture Room, Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

New York Times journalist, Anemona Hartocollis, has been chosen as the National Resource Centers’ Global Distinguished Lecturer for 2016. In her talk she will discuss her experience following a group of migrants and refugees from the Greek Island of Kos to Denmark. She will explore the struggles, hopes and desires of people she met along the way and ponder the unknown outcomes of this mass exodus from the Middle East and North Africa.

Ms. Hartocollis was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and grew up in Topeka, Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. Hartocollis has won awards from the Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award, the New York State AP Writing Contest, the Society of Silurians and the Deadline Club of New York Award, among others. Before coming to work as a journalist for the Times, Hartocollis was a reporter and feature writer for the Daily News in New York, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Detroit News. She is the author of Seven Days of Possibilities: One Teacher, 24 Kids and Music that changed their Lives Forever.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP on our facebook page or by emailing 

This event was sponsored by: the Middle East Center, East Asian Studies Center, the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, the Perry World House, The Project for the Advanced Research for Global Communication Widener Lecture Room, Penn Museum, the International Refugee Assistance Project, Penn School for Social Policy and Practice and Penn Law School.