University of Pittsburgh
February 22, 2009

Pitt to Host Documentary Director and Writer Ed Robbins For a March 26 Lecture Titled "Portraying War and Its Aftermath: A Personal Perspective"

The lecture is part of Pitt's spring Global Issues Lecture Series, Images of War: Representations of Conflict and Their Impact on Public Discourse
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Program and the Global Solutions Education Fund Pittsburgh will present a free public lecture by Ed Robbins, documentary director, writer, and videographer at 6 p.m. March 26 in 113 Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

During his address, Robbins will share his personal experiences of shaping war and crisis stories into documentaries. He also will address the issues associated with that process, including possible ethical implications of amateur photographers disseminating on the Internet images from inside war-torn countries.

Robbins is an award-winning director, writer, producer, and videographer of national and international documentaries on a wide range of subjects. He has worked in many countries, including Afghanistan, Burma, Colombia, Iraq, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria. Robbins' programs have been shown on highly respected broadcasting outlets around the globe, including "ABC News Nightline," BBC2, CourtTV, Channel 4 UK, Discovery Channel, PBS, National Geographic, The Learning Channel, FOX Channel, and NBC.

This lecture is part of the spring Global Issues Lecture series, Images of War: Representations of Conflict and their Impact on Public Discourse.

The Global Studies Program is part of the University Center for International Studies at Pitt.

For more information, contact Veronica Dristas at 412-624-2918 or