Understanding China from the Inside Out: A Conversation for Educators with Foreign Affairs Correspondent Nick Schifrin

Understanding China from the Inside Out: A Conversation for Educators with Foreign Affairs Correspondent Nick Schifrin

 

Jun 4, 2020 06:00 PM

 

Register Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_crD_Y68WSGC7vbTiN19CVQ

 

The Pulitzer Center education team and The University of Chicago’s Center for East Asian Studies invite teachers to join us for a webinar with foreign affairs correspondent Nick Schifrin on the impact of President Xi Jinping’s leadership on China. The session will include a presentation from Schifrin about his process for reporting on the project “China: Power and Prosperity” for PBS Newshour, a Q&A with Schifrin, and a presentation on digital resources that educators can use to connect students with reporting on China. This webinar will provide tips on how to navigate reporting about China in the classroom with a balanced perspective and how to utilize coverage of the country as a platform to discuss civil liberties, the dynamics of global economic relationships, and the influence of technology on domestic and foreign policy. Participants will also explore Xi Jinping’s response to COVID-19 and China’s evolving relationship with the United States.

 

Nick Schifrin is PBS NewsHour's foreign affairs and defense correspondent. He has created week-long, in-depth series for NewsHour from Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, Cuba, Mexico, and the Baltics. The series "Inside Putin's Russia" won a 2018 Peabody Award.

 

Prior to PBS, Schifrin was Al Jazeera America's Middle East correspondent. He has reported from more than 25 countries, covering every major story in the Middle East, as well as the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria.

 

While this webinar is open to all students, as well as their teachers and guardians, it is recommended for grades 8–12, as well as university students and educators.

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the University of Chicago’s Center for East Asian Studies with generous support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Please visit our websites for more information about our programming, resources, and upcoming events.