Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bruce Shapiro Discusses Human Rights and Trauma April 8

Bruce Shapiro, a veteran reporter on human rights and criminal justice, will speak on “The Cost of Bearing Witness: Understanding Human Rights and Trauma” on Tuesday, April 8, at Yale Law School. The lecture will be held in Room 120 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Shapiro, who teaches investigative journalism at Yale University, is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. His leadership in reforming news coverage of violence dates from 1994, when he was critically injured in a stabbing. His account of his journey from crime reporter to crime victim, published in The Nation in 1995, was a National Magazine Award finalist in essays and criticism. Over the next several years Shapiro reported extensively on crime victims and American society.

Shapiro is a regular contributor to The Nation and other publications. His most recent book is Shaking the Foundations: 200 Years of Investigative Journalism in America. He is co-author of Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future, with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

The lecture is sponsored by the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.