Director, Newhouse Center for Global Engagement, Newhouse School
Ken Harper is an award-winning designer, professor, photojournalist and media educator. He has worked as a multimedia designer and producer for The Rocky Mountain News, MSNBC.com, New York Life, Bausch & Lomb and various nonprofit organizations including the United Nations, the Bahá’í Faith, The Electronic Intifada and Aidchild. At Newhouse, he has focused his international efforts on empowering local storytellers through training, exchange and activism. He has had leadership roles in Together Liberia, New Narratives, Free Rodney and EbolainLiberia.org, a partnership with the Liberian government focusing on visualizing the Ebola outbreak.
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Confronting issues of equality, privilege, and justice will be the focus of this evening experience hosted by the Newhouse Center for Global Engagement and Syracuse University. The afterlife of slavery, apartheid, and colonialism runs deep. South Africa and the United States share the struggle to build a better future while being honest about our present, as well as our past.