Poynter Fellowship Lecture: Valerie Hopkins, New York Times

Event time: 
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 202 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The European Studies Council of the Yale MacMillan Center and the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale present
“From Frontlines to Frontpages: Conversation with Valerie Hopkins”
Moderated by Marci Shore, Professor of History, Yale University
Lunch at 12:30pm ET, talk at 1:00pm ET
Location: Luce Hall, Rm 202
Part of the European & Russian Studies Community Lunch Seminars
Valerie Hopkins is an international correspondent for The New York Times, covering the Russo-Ukrainian war, as well as internal transformation of Russian society amidst war of aggression.
Ms. Hopkins will discuss how Ukrainian and Russian societies function during times of war, as well as how journalists manage to do their jobs in the midst of authoritarian regimes and hostilities, in a conversation with Professor Marcy Shore.
Ms. Hopkins began her journalistic career in Bosnia and Herzegovina at a local news outlet reporting on war crimes trials. She covered the Balkans and eastern Europe for a decade, most recently for the Financial Times, before moving to Moscow to join The New York Times. She is a 2022 recipient of Newswomen’s Club of New York’s Marie Colvin Award for Foreign Correspondence and the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) Distinguished Fellow Award.
Ms. Hopkins completed her master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School, where she won a scholarship named for Anne O’Hare McCormick, a New York Times journalist who in 1937 became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for foreign correspondence. At Columbia, her investigation into female war criminals won one of the school’s top awards
In 2022 Valerie Hopkins won the Marie Colvin Award for Foreign Correspondence for providing crucial updates and insights into the war in Ukraine and life under Russian occupation.
”From a sharp live update on developments on the battlefield to a revealing look at what it felt like in Moscow as men disappeared during Putin’s draft, Valerie has shown remarkable courage, empathy and insight in her reporting,” said Phil Pan, International editor of NYT.
This event is held under Chatham House Rule. Participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed. The purpose of the rule is to encourage open discussion since anything said is “off the record”.

Valerie Hopkins, international correspondent, The New York Times