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Spring 2016 Pulitzer Project on Syrian Refugees in America’s Heartland

Civitas and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are glad to announce the spring Global Gateway outreach program to students and teachers in St. Louis. Robin Shulman, a freelance journalist based in New York City, has done remarkable recent reporting on Syrian refugees in America’s heartland as well as in Canada. There has been enormous interest from Civitas students and teachers this year in immigration issues, both global and local. Robin will be able to share valuable information from her experiences and reporting.

Robin has reported on immigration, education, food, the environment, poverty, urban policy, and other issues in U.S. cities, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. She is most drawn to stories about the resourceful ways people solve and transcend problems.

Her work has appeared on WNYC/New York Public Radio, and in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian and other publications. Her book, Eat the City, traces the history of seven different basic foods produced in New York City—meat, fish, vegetables, wine, beer, honey, and sugar—and shows how food production shaped the cities we know today.

She has a B.A. from Columbia University, and Master’s degrees in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and Near Eastern Studies from New York University.

You can read some of Robin’s writing on Syrian refugees by clicking here.

More information on this program and a schedule will be posted soon.

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