Trump and Truth with Colombia’s Anya Schiffrin

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Anya Schiffrin is the director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She teaches courses on media and development and innovation as well as the course Media, Human Rights and Social Change. Among other topics, she writes on journalism and development as well as the media in Africa and the extractive sector.

Schiffrin spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia and was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1999–2000. Schiffrin is on the Global Board of the Open Society Foundations and the advistory board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and the American Assembly.

RMIT's Adjunct Professor of journalism Morry Schwartz will introduce Shiffrin. Schwartz is one of Australia’s most esteemed publishers of quality journalism and literature. In a career spanning over 40 years, Schwartz began his career in film distribution, before launching the pioneering publishing company Outback Press with three friends in 1973. His company, Schwartz Media, publishes The Monthly magazine and The Saturday Paper. It also publishes the journals Quarterly Essay and Australian Foreign Affairs. Its sister company, Schwartz Publishing, operates Black Inc. books and La Trobe University Press.

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