Daily Speaker Agenda

Journalism under Fire: Daily Agenda Over three days, the conference will address the following major themes: Day Zero (December 4): Grand Opening: Justice for Journalists under Fire Day One (December 5): Freedom of the Press, Fake News, Persecution, and Exile Day Two (December 6): Journalism in Mexico, at the US-Mexico Border, and Around the World… Continue Reading

Speaker Bios

Speaker Bios Below please find a list of all our speakers. All completed bios to come. DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5: FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, FAKE NEWS, PERSECUTION, AND EXILE Hannah Allam Ms. Allam is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News, covering U.S. Muslim life. She previously spent a decade as a foreign correspondent at McClatchy, serving as… Continue Reading

World Culture Seminars

Join CIR for something wholly different! Beginning in October, we’re thrilled to bring noted story-teller and traveller Steve Horowitz to CIR to offer us four different windows into world culture. Steve gave a lecture on Iran here several months ago – and we’ve not heard our conference room full of such laughter!! It was easily one of the top-rated programs we’ve ever put on. Continue Reading

Global Climate Change Policy Seminars

Join CIR for something new and exciting beginning in October – a three-part seminar series on climate change. Each will be 1.5 hours long, held in CIR’s conference room; each will feature a detailed discussion of international climate change policy. All seminars will begin with a 45-minute presentation from noted World Bank economist, lecturer, and speaker Dan Morrow. Continue Reading

Martha Mendoza: Seafood from Slaves

Join CIR for a special presentation from decorated investigative journalist, Martha Mendoza. She’ll take the CIR stage to tell us all about her groundbreaking work investigating slavery in the Thai seafood sector — seafood that often ends up on our shelves or in our petfood. Over the course of 18 months, Martha and a team of Associated Press journalists located men held in cages, tracked ships and stalked refrigerated trucks to expose the abusive practices of the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. Continue Reading