Lynsey Addario delivered the 2023 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice on March 27, 2023 at 4:30 pm.
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario covers major conflict zones across the globe, including the Middle East, South Asia, Haiti, and Africa. A Pulitzer Prize winner, she is a regular contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. American Photo Magazine named Lynsey one of five “Most Influential Photographers” of the past 25 years for changing the way we see world conflict. Most recently, she has covered the war in Ukraine, the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Syrian refugee crisis, the ISIS advance in Iraq, the civil war in South Sudan, and the flow of African and Middle Eastern migrants into Sicily.
Addario began her photography career in 1996 with no formal training or studies. Among other assignments, Addario traveled to Afghanistan to document life and oppression under Taliban rule. She returned there numerous times before 9/11, and then covered conflicts in Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur, Congo, and Libya, where she was among the four New York Times journalists kidnapped in 2011. She is the author of two books and the recipient of numerous awards, such as a MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, and an Emmy nomination. She received a BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bates College in Maine, and York University, England.
The lecture will be streamed live at this link on Monday, March 27 at 4:30 pm.
Information on the Gruber Distinguished Lectures in Justice and Women’s Rights is available here.