Chestertown, MD, November 21, 2005 — Washington College's Drama Department presents, "Reporting Disasters," a lecture by Adam Davidson, international business and economics correspondent for National Public Radio, Wednesday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Norman James Theatre. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
With vast experience covering events in devastated areas such as New Orleans, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, Davidson will address the challenges and rewards of reporting from places undergoing great change and conflict. After the deadly tsunami that hit Southeast Asia, he covered the aftermath of the disaster in Banda Aceh, spending two weeks there, living in a concrete bunker and filing several reports a day. Davidson hopes his reports help his listeners make sense of the overwhelming effects of globalization and "better understand the profound changes happening in every part of the world."
A reporter on international business and economics for NPR's National Desk since December 2004, Davidson reports on the effects of increased global trade on the U.S. economy, U.S. workers, and U.S. competitiveness. In 2004, he won the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for covering corruption in the reconstruction of post-war Iraq. His work has also been featured onThis American Life and WBEZ in Chicago, as well as in the New York Times, Harper's, GQ,and Rolling Stone.