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CURRENT EVENTS LECTURE SERIES: “The Role of the Media and the Modi PR Machine” with Emily Schmall

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


The Current Events Lecture Series features Emily Schmall, New York Times correspondent on South Asia talking about: “The Role of the Media and the Modi PR Machine.”

Emily Schmall is an award-winning correspondent for The New York Times, based in Chicago. She was previously a South Asia correspondent for The Times, where she covered, among many things, India’s struggles to include more women in its booming economy. She also covered government policy, social uprisings, wealth and inequality, and the rise of Hindu nationalism.

Previously, she was an Associated Press correspondent in South Asia and Texas. Before joining AP, she was a roving foreign correspondent with datelines from a dozen countries across five continents. Emily’s writing has appeared in other publications, including the BBC, The Miami Herald, Newsweek, the Financial Times, Christian Science Monitor, World Policy Journal, Salon, and Forbes. She won awards for her coverage of Ebola in Dallas and an investigation of sexual assaults in U.S. public schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Bard College and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University.

This program is part of the 2024 Current Events Series, and it begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Shaw Research Library of the Portsmouth Athenæum at 9 Market Square in Portsmouth, NH (unless otherwise noted). Reservations for each program are required as seating is limited. Online registration is below. If unable to keep your reservation, please call (603) 431-2538 to release the seat for someone else. NOTE: Online registration ends 24 hours before the program begins; thereafter, please call (603) 431-2538, if space is available.

Attendance is FREE for Athenæum Proprietors, Subscribers, and Friends. Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend the entire series by becoming a Friend of the AAthenæum for as little as $25 per year, payable at the door. Admission to an individual program is $15.


May 9
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
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