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Summer Launch of the Taricani Lecture Series on First Amendment Rights

Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn headline upcoming virtual lecture series

Join us for this important lecture series honoring the memory of veteran Rhode Island journalist Jim Taricani.

Husband and wife journalists and authors Kristof and WuDunn will kick-off the opening Taricani lecture by sharing their perspectives on the First Amendment. The discussion will be moderated by Sree Sreenivasan, a journalist and former long-term professor at the Columbia School of Journalism.

Kristoff, a two-time Pulitzer-winning columnist for The New York Times is well known for his activism, targeting social injustices and human rights abuses. WuDunn, the first Asian American to win a Pulitzer Prize, is an entrepreneur, business executive, and author. The couple co-authored several bestsellers including the 2009 No. 1 title, "Half the Sky," and their latest book, "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope."


Tuesday, June 16, 2020
5 - 6 p.m.
Registration required for this livestream event


This series is produced by URI's Harrington School of Communication and Media and is free and open to the public. For more information visit

Register  by noon on Tuesday, June 16.

Links to the Lecture will be provided by email.

Tuesday, June 16 at 5:00pm


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