WHO: Paul Salopek, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
WHAT: Out of Eden: A Journalist Gone Rogue, Human Security in a Changing World Lecture
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 8, 7-8 p.m.
WHERE: Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 34th and Spruce streets
Paul Salopek, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania on his upcoming seven-year walk around the world. Early next year, he will embark on a journey retracing the pathways of the first human migration out of Africa some 50,000 years ago.
This slow journalism project, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, is called "Out of Eden." Toting a small laptop and a satellite phone in his rucksack, Salopek will report on the major issues of our day -- poverty, conflict, climate change, local innovations -- from ground level, living among the people he will cover from Ethiopia to Patagonia.
Along the way, he hopes to re-examine the creative tenacity of our wandering ancestors, a lesson that may help us on our collective walk into a tough new century. You can follow online discussions before the event through #EdenWalk on Twitter.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve your seat visit http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/register/index.php?sessionID=9862#s9862. More information is available at http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/activities/penntheme.php#s9862.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Center at Penn, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at the Wharton School.