The Christiane Amanpour Lecture is endowed by and named for the 1983 URI alumna and 1995 honorary degree recipient. She is chief international anchor for CNN and host of its award-winning, flagship global affairs program Amanpour, as well as Amanpour & Co. which airs on PBS in the United States. Launched in 2008, the speaker series brings well-respected journalists to campus each year.
2020: Ed Yong, Washington, D.C. based science journalist who reports for The Atlantic.
2019: Christiane Amanpour ’83, Hon. ’95, CNN Chief International Anchor and host of Amanpour, as well as Amanpour & Co. which airs on PBS in the United States.
2018: Carole Radziwill, journalist, best-selling author, and television personality.
2017: Stephen Adler, President and Executive Editor, Thomson Reuters
2016: Mark Scialla and Reshad Kulenovic, URI alums and freelance journalists and filmmakers
2015: H.D.S. Greenway, foreign correspondent, Boston Globe and Time Magazine
2014: Omar Bah, Gambian journalist
2013: Charles Sennott, founder Global Post and The Groundtruth Project
2012: David Goldman, freelance photographer Boston Globe, New York Times, Associated Press among others
2011: C.J. Chivers, New York Times
2010: William Kole, Associated Press bureau chief
2009: Elizbeth Rubin, freelance journalist covering Afghanistan and other countries for The New York Times and the New Yorker
2008: Jimmie Briggs, freelance journalist, author, “Innocence Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War”