Journalist Jonathan Katz, former chief correspondent in Haiti for The Associated Press, will visit Knox to discuss his experiences reporting on the earthquake in Haiti and its aftermath.
His lecture, “The Big Truck That Went By: Reconstruction and Missed Opportunity in Post-Earthquake Haiti,” will be in Ferris Lounge of Seymour Union at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 4.
Katz currently is working on a book manuscript, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster.
As the only full-time foreign correspondent in Haiti, Katz was first to report in the international news media about that country’s devastating earthquake in January 2010. Through his work, he also was instrumental in tracing the source of a subsequent, deadly cholera epidemic to United Nations peacekeeping troops stationed in Haiti.