Eyewitness to History: Lessons From Two Decades Covering the World

April 10, 2024
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Old Capitol Museum
21 N. Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

NPR’s Frank Langfitt has reported from more than 50 countries and territories since the late 1990s. In a video and audio presentation, Frank recounts the history he’s witnessed through the people he’s met and how that history has shaped today’s challenging geo-political landscape. Frank will explain what he learned driving a free taxi in Shanghai and tracking elephants in South Sudan. He’ll also discuss reporting in Ukraine during Russia’s 2022 invasion and covering the Israel/Gaza war.

This event ends a year-long series celebrating 40 years of Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) impact in Iowa City and beyond.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Dragana Petic at dragana-petic@uiowa.edu.