November 6 & 9, 2015 – Three years ago, award-winning freelance journalist May Jeong packed up her life in Canada and moved to Kabul, to uncover untold stories from Afghanistan.
Since then, May’s work has been published in The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, and The New York Times, illuminating hopeful stories of people and organizations contributing towards progress in Afghanistan.
Join us for this lecture and Q&A, to learn about May’s story, why she plans to stay in Afghanistan, and what she thinks is next for Afghans and the country they call home.
Norman Patterson School of International Affairs
St. Patrick’s, Room 303
Friday, November 6
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Venn, Rogers Communication Centre
Monday, November 9
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join the conversation! @AKFCanada
About May Jeong:
May Jeong is an award-winning freelance writer based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her work has been published in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian, the Financial Times, and Marie Claire, among others. Her reporting on the cost of war in Afghanistan for the Financial Times won her the 2014 Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Best in Business Award.
May was a finalist for the Canadian National Magazine Award in the Best New Magazine Writer category for her 2012 Toronto Life article, which exposed a gang rape scandal in an immigrant community in Toronto. Before freelancing, she worked in newsrooms at The Globe and Mail, Reuters and The Daily Star in Beirut, Lebanon. May has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, Indonesia, and Uganda. She is a 2015 International Women’s Media Foundation reporting fellow.
About Aga Khan Foundation Canada:
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non‐profit international development agency, working in Asia and Africa to find sustainable solutions to the complex problems causing global poverty. AKFC concentrates on a small number of specific development challenges in health, education, rural development and civil society. In Canada, AKFC raises funds, builds partnerships with Canadian institutions, and promotes discussion and learning on international development issues. Established in 1980, AKFC is a registered Canadian charity and an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network.
Undertaken with the financial support of: