Roberto Herrscher, one of the most innovative voices in Latin American literary journalism of the past 20 years, will serve as a visiting scholar-in-residence for the launch of the Dr. John Keshishoglou (Kesh) Center for Global Communications Innovation.
Herrscher will be giving a public lecture on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Auditorium titled: “History and Personal Experience as Sources of Narrative Journalism: Why and How I Returned to the Falkland/Malvinas Battlefields 25 Years Later.”
Herrscher, director of the Masters Program in Journalism at the University of Barcelona, was born and raised in Argentina and later fought in the Malvinas/Falklands War in 1982. He earned a degree in Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires and an M.Sc. in Journalism from Columbia University.
He is now is a contributing writer with Gatopardo and Travesías (Mexico), Etiqueta Negra (Perú) and Perfil (Argentina). Roberto is a culture and opera critic for La Vanguardia (Barcelona) and a correspondent with Opera News (U.S). Herrscher is also the author of The Voyages of the Penelope, the inspiration for his talk, and is currently working on a book on the banana plantations in Central America (Crónicas bananeras).
The focus of the Dr. John Keshishoglou (Kesh) Center for Global Communications Innovation will be the nurturing and critical examination of new media innovation as it impacts traditional media industries, creative and artistic expression, global collaboration and understanding, citizen empowerment and engagement, economic sustainability and growth, and lifelong learning. To learn more, visit: http://www.ithaca.edu/rhp/keshcenter/
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