Terrell Jermaine Starr, independent journalist, on “Covering the Russian Invasion of Ukraine as a Black Correspondent”
Terrell will talk with Professor Shore about his work in Ukraine, being an independent journalist, his journey of becoming an expert on Ukraine and Eastern European politics and how he is perceived in the region as a Black American.
Lunch at 12:30pm ET, talk at 1:00pm ET
Location: Luce Hall, Rm 202, 2nd fl, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
Part of the European & Russian Studies Community Lunch Seminar Series
Co-Sponsored By the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale; the Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Program; and the European Studies Council at the Yale MacMillan Center
Bio: Terrell Jermaine Starr is an independent journalist widely known for his coverage of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. He’s the founder of the newly-formed Black Diplomats Media Group that includes Black Diplomats newsletter on Substack, Black Diplomats Official YouTube channel and Black Diplomats podcast that will resume broadcasting mid-February and is available on Apple iTunes and all major podcast platforms.
Terrell’s work centers the Black perspective in foreign policy news and doesn’t shy away from inserting his personal views into his reporting when he talks about Ukraine, Gaza or any other part of the world.
A former Fulbright grantee to Ukraine, Terrell is currently a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. He also is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Georgia in 2003 to 2005. He has masters degrees in Journalism and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from Philander Smith College, a historically Black College in Little Rock, Arkansas.