The Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture Series

Sponsored by the School of Journalism’s Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting and NPR member radio station WSHU, this lecture series honors Marie Colvin, who was killed while covering the war in Syria in 2012.

Somini Sengupta

Sengupta, The New York Times’ international climate reporter, was the first Indian-American bureau chief for The Times in New Delhi. She has reported from a Himalayan glacier, a Congo River ferry, the streets of Baghdad and Mumbai, and many places in between.


Anne Barnard

Anne Barnard, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief, in conversation with Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News International Editor and author of In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.


David Rohde

Pulitzer Prize winning former foreign correspondent and current New Yorker online news director David Rohde shared his experiences as part of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s annual Marie Colvin Lecture Series.


Lindsey Hilsum

International editor of Channel 4 News London, Lindsey Hilsum, speaks as part of the Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture Series on December 6, 2016 at Stony Brook University.

Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, presents as part of the Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture series. She is introduced by Michael Slackman, New York Times' Foreign Editor, and talks during the last third of the conversation with Barbara Selvin.

Ann Curry

Ann Curry, Emmy-winning former NBC co-anchor and reporter-at-large, delivered a message of encouragement and optimism to Stony Brook University journalism students on March 10, 2015.

Clarissa Ward

Clarissa Ward, chief foreign correspondent for CBS and one of the most enterprising and courageous reporters currently working overseas, spoke at Stony Brook University on September 23, 2013.

Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour speaks as the inaugural speaker of the Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture Series on February 5, 2013. Amanpour is the chief international correspondent of CNN and the global affairs anchor for ABC News.