Photojournalist Addario to present E.N. Thompson lecture March 5

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Photojournalist Addario to present E.N. Thompson lecture March 5

Lynsey Addario stands with a camera on rocky terrain, with plumes of black smoke in the background.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lyndsey Addario will present the next E.N. Thompson lecture at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario will present “Of Love and War: Stories of Tragedy and Resilience” at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the 2023-24 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. It is sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, and Global Affairs.

Tickets can be reserved through the Lied Center at, 402-472-4747 or by visiting the Lied’s box office, 301 N. 12th St. Forum events are general admission, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Addario has been covering conflict, humanitarian crises and women’s issues for The New York Times and National Geographic for more than two decades — in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Darfur, South Sudan, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Syria and Ukraine. She received a MacArthur Fellowship and was named one of the five most influential photographers of the past 25 years by American Photo Magazine. Addario wrote the New York Times bestselling memoir “It’s What I Do” and released a solo collection of photography “Of Love and War.”

On March 5, Addario will present a personally curated selection of her work from conflict zones around the world. Her powerful and disarming style reveals major threats to human rights, from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and life in Afghanistan under the Taliban to the stark truth of sub-Saharan Africa and the daily reality of women in the Middle East. Her stories and images illustrate the immense human capacity for tragedy and suffering, but also for hope and resilience.

This year’s Thompson Forum series is organized around the theme “Uprooted: Migration, Displacement and Searching for Home.” The series opened Sept. 18 with “A World on the Move: The Forces Uprooting Us,” featuring global strategy adviser and bestselling author Parag Khanna, and continued with a youth panel discussion on Nov. 14. Leilani Farha, former U.N. special rapporteur and global director of The Shift, will close the series with “Back Home: Returning Human Rights to Housing” at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Lied.

All events are free and open to the public. Events are streamed on the Thompson Forum website.

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues is a cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation, Lied Center and University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The series was established in 1988 with the purpose of bringing a diversity of viewpoints on international and public policy issues to the university and people of Nebraska to promote understanding and encourage discussion.

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