March 17, 2016, 12:00pm
The Yazidis After the Trauma
Presenter: Emily Feldman (International Reporter) Priya Ramchandra and Farzana Shah (Pulitizer Fellows 2015)
Location: Arch Building, Room 108 (3601 Locust Walk)

Reporting from northern Iraq and Germany, Emily Feldman looks at how Iraq's Yazidi community is recovering after an attempted genocide at the hands of ISIS fighters in the summer of 2014. 

Her reporting has focused on the fate of the estimated 5,000 Yazidis ISIS kidnapped and enslaved, most of whom suffered severe trauma and sexual abuse. 

With local authorities overwhelmed by their own battle against the same militants, Yazidis do not have the support they need to treat survivors and secure the release of the remaining captives - matters they are largely taking into their own hands. 

Her publications for this project include BBC World Service, Mashable, Al Jazeera America. Emily is based in Istanbul. 

Lunch will be provided

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