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7/29. Trevor Aaronson will talk about his new book "The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terror" at the Mid-Manhattan Public Library, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.


6/13. Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern's new book "Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos" will be published by ThingsAsian Press.

6/20. Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern will be teaching two short workshops and presenting their new book "Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos," Denver's Lighthouse Writers Workshop annual Lit Fest. 

6/21. Trevor Aaronson will speak at the panel "From Your Notebook to Barnes & Noble: Turning Your Reporting Into a Book" at the 2013 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in San Antonio, TX.

6/28. Trevor Aaronson will speak about his book "The Terror Factory" at the Islamic Society of St. Petersburg, 2400 6th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL.


4/6. Trevor Aaronson will speak on the topic of "Prisons, Profiling and Preemptive Prosecution" at the First United Church of Tampa, 7308 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL.

4/12. Trevor Aaronson will speak about his new book "The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism" at The 7th Annual Reva & David Logan Investigative Reporting SymposiumUniversity of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

4/16. Jennifer Margulis's new book "The Business of Baby: What Doctors Don't Tell You, What Corporations Try to Sell You, and How to Put Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Before Their Bottom Line" will be released by Simon & Schuster.


3/9. Tracie McMillan will give the keynote address at Natural Products Expo West, Anaheim, CA. She will share her investigative reporting experience of working minimum wage jobs in the food system, reporting that provided the basis for her new book "The American Way of Eating." 

3/11-12. Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern will discuss “The Road to a New Myanmar: Where Could It Lead?” as part of the Great Decisions 2013 foreign policy lecture series at the World Affairs Council Western Michigan.
3/13. Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern's new book "This Way More Better" will be released by ThingsAsian Press. 

3/14. Ben Skinner will give a talk about modern-day slavery at the Thatcher Chapel, Southern Adventist University,Collegedale, TN.  

3/16. Maryn McKenna will moderate a panel discussion focusing on "Freelance: Maintaining quality under pressure" at theAmerican Health Care Journalists Conference in Boston, MA.


2/1. Spies, Spacemen, Seamstresses and Sailors: What Science Writers Can Learn From Genre Writing, Maryn McKenna, Science Online 2013, Raleigh, N.C.

2/4. "The Terror Factory," Trevor Aaronson book tour, The Half King, 505 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

2/6. A conversation with Betsy Reed, executive editor of The Nation magazine, about "The Terror Factory" with Trevor Aaronson, St. Joseph's College, 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205.


1/21. Trevor Aaronson "Terror Factory" book tour: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 West Burnside Street, Portland, OR.

1/23. Trevor Aaronson "Terror Factory" book tour: City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133.

1/30. Trevor Aaronson "Terror Factory" book tour: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008.

1/30 - 2/2. Lectures (Into the Unknown: What We Don't Know and How to Talk About It; What Science Writers Can Learn From Genre Writing,) Maryn McKenna, Science Online 2013, Raleigh, N.C.

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December 5, 2012. E. Benjamin Skinner will speak at the Trust Women Conference in London, organized by the Thompson Reuters Foundation and the International Herald Tribune. Skinner will speak on the panel "The modern-day slave trade," with Cecilia Flores-Oebanda and Martina Vandenberg and is moderating the plentary session,"Women for Sale." London, England. 


November 10, 2012. E. Benjamin Skinner will participate in a panel presentation at Yale University for the Fourteenth Annual International Conference, "Abolition, Past and Present:  Scholars, Activists, and the Challenge of Contemporary Slavery and Trafficking," at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Race and Abolition. Skinner's co-panelists include Kevin Bales, James Brewer Stewart, and David Blight. New Haven, CT.

November 28, 2012. Lecture, Scott Carney, author of "The Red Market," St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.

November 30, 2012. Lecture about infectious diseases affecting Americans and the role of social networking, journalism, and writing to reach beyond the scientific community, Maryn McKenna, Minnesota Medical Leaders, Minneapolis, MN.


October 3, 2012. Lecture, Scott Carney, author of "The Red Market," Johnson & Wales, 1:45 p.m., Providence, RI.

Tracie McMillan book tour, book tour, author of "The American Way of Eating."

October 15, 2012. Capitol Hill Hotel–The Library, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Washington, D.C.

October 16, 2012. Tattered Cover bookstore—Historic Downtown, 7:30 p.m., Denver, CO.

October 17, 2012. Two Events! Seattle Town Hall, 7:30-9 p.m., Seattle WA.

October 18, 2012. Powell’s on Hawthorne7:30 p.m., Portland, OR.

October 20, 2012. Book Passage–Marin, 4:00 p.m., San Fransisco Bay, CA

October 18-20, 2012. Erin Siegal, keynote speaker at the Biennial Adoption Conference, St. John’s University, Manhattan, N.Y. 

October 31-November 4, 2012. Lecture, Scott Carney, author of "The Red Market," Mumbai Literature Festival, Mumbai, India.


September 7, 2012. E. Benjamin Skinner, lecture on human trafficking, EmancipAsia, Main Library & U-Town, National University Of Singapore, Singapore.

September 26, 2012. Scott Carney public talk at Torrence Public Library on "The Red Market," 7 p.m., Torrence, CA.


July 18, 2012. Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner is speaking on the topic of "Removing the 'Chains' from Supply Chains" at the 2012 Google Ideas Conference, Los Angeles. 


June 19, 2012. Schuster Institute Executive Editor Melissa Ludtke will be a member of the panel discussing the “Role of the Media in Advancing Gender Equality, Accountability and Good Governance” at the inaugural Women in Public Service Summer Institute at Wellesley College on June 19th. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched this initiative in December with the goal of increasing women’s participation in public service; 40 global women leaders will attend this two-week program.

June 15, 2012. The Schuster for Investigative Journalism will be organizing two panels at the IRE 2012 Conference in Boston. 

June 4, 2012. Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E.J. Graff will give the keynote address at the 10th annual International Higher Education Dual-Career Network Conference, The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.


May 15, 2012. Erin Siegal will speak about her book “Finding Fernanda” at the Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, Calif.

May 6-9, 2012. E. Benjamin Skinner will introduce the panel discussion "Slavery in the Shadows" at the Oslo Freedom Forum on May 8. The panel includes leading experts on modern-day slavery Somaly Mam, Jean-Robert Cadet, Urmila Chaudhary, Kimmie Weeks, and Schuster Advisory Board member Julia Ormond speaking on various topics.  

May 1, 2012. E. Benjamin Skinner gave the keynote address at the "Combating Labor Trafficking" conference sponsored by the International Stability Operations Association and the American Bar Assocation, Washington, D.C.


April 26-28, 2012. American Society of Journalists and Authors, Roosevelt Hotel, Midtown Manhattan. Jennifer Margulis will speak as a panelist about photojournalism and selling photography and moderate the panel "Writing for Parenting Markets." 

April 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Lecture & Discussion by E. Benjamin Skinner at Historic Newton: Slavery in America Today, Newton, Mass. 

April 9, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
E. Benjamin Skinner will speak at North Georgia College and State University, Dahlonega, Ga.


March 30, 2012.
Tracie McMillan will be among a panel of speakers discussing the future of food coverage and what should journalists be following, MIT/Knight Food Boot Camp, Cambridge, Ma.

March 29, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
E. Benjamin Skinner will speak about modern-day slavery and human trafficking at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Mass.

March 27, 2012.
E. Benjamin Skinner talked about the possible links between slavery on fishing vessels in New Zealand and the seafood we eat, WHYY Radio.

March 27, 2012.
Tracie McMillan talked about her new book "The American Way of Eating," WHYY Radio.

March 21, 2012. E. Benjamin Skinner will give the keynote speach at the 10th annual Freedom Network Conference, New York, N.Y.

March 15, 2012. E. Benjamin Skinner spoke about links between slaves on fishing vessels in New Zealand waters and the seafood we eat in America, Radio Boston, WBUR. Listen>

March 15, 2012. Erin Siegal attended the NorCal SPJ award ceremony where she will receive a James Madison Award. San Francisco, Calif.

March 9, 2012. Erin Siegal talked about recent child trafficking / adoption bust in Mexico with Donna Montalbano, Adoption Discussions, WOON AM 12.40.

March 8 - 25, 2012. Madeline Drexler photo exhibit: "Only the Seen: 36 Views from the BU Bridge," Gallery 263, Cambridge, Mass. Reception: Sunday, March 11, 2-5 p.m. Press release

March 7, 2012. Multimedia presentation with Scott Carney on "The Red Market," Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

March 4, 2012. Hella Winston, Schuster Institute Senior Fellow, spoke about the case to get Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes to open his files on child abusers. Beyond the Pale, WBAI New York 99.5 FM.


February 16, 2012. Anne Driscoll, Schuster Institute Senior Reporter, launched “Girl To Girl: The Real Deal On Being A Girl Today,” an updated version of her 1999 book that sold more than 100,000 copies. Cheverus School, Malden, MA, 02148. Publisher’s press release | invitation 


December 6, 2011. Journalist Karen Coates and photojournalist Jerry Redfern, new Schuster Senior Fellows, spoke about the legacy of American bombs in Laos in "Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos." Photo exhibit.University of Montana, Missoula, Mont.

December 6, 2011. Erin Siegal spoke with Jeff Schechtman about her new book "Finding Fernanda," KVON-AM (ABC), Napa Valley, Calif.

December 4, 2011. Erin Siegal talked with Henry Tenenbaum about "Finding Fernanda" and international adoption, KRON 4 Weekend Morning News, San Francisco, Calif. 

December 1, 2011. Jeff Whittington interviewed Erin Siegal about her new book "Finding Fernanda," and corruption and fraud in international adoption between Guatemala and the U.S. KERA Radio, Dallas, Tex.

November 29, 2011. Madeleine Brand talked with Amy Costello about international adoption, Guatemala, citing Erin Siegal's work. 89.3KPCC.

November 18, 2011. Erin Siegal talked about her new book "Finding Fernanda" and the fraud and corruption she discovered in one complex case of international adoption between Guatemala and the U.S. NBC 30 Connecticut TV.

November 17, 2011. Erin Siegal was featured on "Think" for an hour-long discussion about international adoption problems between Guatemala and the U.S. KERA-FM, Dallas, TX.

November 12, 2011. Erin Siegal, Schuster Fellow, launched her new book "Finding Fernanda: Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for the Truth," Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY. Meet the author. Open to the public.

November 11, 2011. Erin Siegal appeared on "Adoption Discussions" with Donna Montalbano, WOON AM 12.40 Woonsocket, R.I. Archive shows at

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October 21, 2011. Benjamin Skinner spoke about modern slavery to delegates from Russia and Belarus, U.S. Department of State Visiting Leadership Program.

October 5, 2011. Benjamin Skinner on "Human Trafficking Beyond Borders," College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

September 15, 2011. Andrew Kreig, co-founder of The Justice Integrity Project, interviewed award-winning author and war correspondent Jan Goodwin on his MTL Washington Update radio show. Both are senior fellows at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism.

August 24, 2011. As part of her focus on Women Covering War, Simi Sara talked with Schuster Senior Fellow and war-correspondent Jan Goodwin. and Sonia Verma, reporter for Canada's Globe. Goodwin is the author of "Caught in the Crossfire" (E.P. Dutton, 1987) and was the first female journalist to report from behind Soviet lines in the Afghan-Soviet war. CKNW AM 980/ Vancouver.

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August 18, 2011. WBUR RadioBoston's host Meghna Chakrabarti talked with Schuster Senior Fellow E.J. Graff about her recent investigative article "The Makeni Children" and international adoption fraud and corruption.

June 30, 2011. Mildred Gaddis of WCHB News Detroit talked with E. Benjamin Skinner about human trafficking, the 2011 TIP Report, and the effects U.S. budget cuts have on progress made towards eradication of modern slavery. 

June 17, 2011. Need to Know on PBS focused on modern-day slavery with Schuster Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner.

February 16, 2011. New England Cable News (NECN) television program Broadside: Florence Graves discussed the way in which CBS and others have reported on the sexual assault of foreign correspondent Lara Logan while she covered the demonstrations in Egypt last week.

November 29, 2010. Ben Skinner discussed modern-day slavery and human trafficking on "A Public Affair" with Norm Stockwell, WORT-FM, Madison, Wisconsin. Listen live>

November 8, 2010. Lecture by Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner; Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.

October 27, 2010. Human Trafficking and Slavery lecture featuring Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner; Penn State Beaver, Monaca, Pennsylvania.

October 18, 2010. Human Trafficking in America, Larry King Live, CNN. Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner, Julia Ormond, Mira Sorvino, and Dan Rather discussed America's growing crisis of modern-day slavery and child sex trafficking.

October 11, 12, 2010. Lecture by Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner with Bill Nathan: "Ben & Bill - The Haiti Experience - Then and now: The Climate Today & Child Slavery & Hope"; North Carolina State University CALS Health Professions Advising Center, Raleigh, N.C.

October 7, 2010. Lecture by Schuster Institute E. Benjamin Skinner about modern-day slavery; Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Mass.

October 3, 2010. Schuster Institute E. Benjamin Skinner joined Bill Nathan and others in talk about modern-day slavery on "Caffeine Beat"; Mountainfilm on Tour, Pitser College, Claremont, California.

September 30, 2010. Human Trafficking Conference, Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner delivered the keynote address; University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Neb.

September 23-26, 2010. Intercountry Adoption Summit. Special panel moderated by Schuster Institute Associate Director E.J. Graff: "Beyond the Hague: Strategies for Ending Corruption in International Adoption"; Stratford, Ontario.

September 9, 2010. Latino Coalition 5th Annual Statewide Conference: "Breaking the Global Cycle of Violence: Connecting Immigrant Communities," with Schuster Institute Senior Fellow E. Benjamin Skinner, who gave the keynote address; Indianapolis, Ind.

July 12, 2010. KQED Forum. Schuster Institute Associate Director E.J. Graff discusses international adoption.