Session 4

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Fainsod Room (Littauer Building, floor 3)


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Sam Loewenberg, Journalist, Nieman Global Health Reporting Fellow at Harvard University, class of 2012.

Title: "A drop in a bucket: the search for solutions to water & sanitation problems. Lessons and questions from Kenya and India"

About the talk: 

The talk will focus on the relationship between water and hunger, and concretely about specific interventions and what can - and isn't - being done. Sam Loewenberg will share his findings, in words and pictures, from his recent four week journey through Kenya's arid northern regions and urban slums, to look at the challenges they face and to assess a variety of innovative solutions.

Mr. Loewenberg's work was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.  

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Samuel Loewenberg is a journalist who covers the intersection of global health, business, government and politics. He was the 2011-2012 Nieman Foundation Global Health Reporting Fellow at Harvard University.

His articles and photos have appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Portfolio, The Atlantic Online, Fortune, The Nation, The Washington Post, Slate, Salon, and The Lancet. He has shot and produced two short documentaries for PBS.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sam attended public schools. He is an alumni of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and was a MacCracken Fellow in the graduate program in American Studies at New York University. He has received journalism grants from the German Marshall Fund of the United States and The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and in 2001-2002 was a Knight-Bagehot Journalism Fellow in Business and Economics at Columbia University. He has taught in the Harvard summer writing program, and has lectured at Harvard, MIT, The University of Chicago, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.