The Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series invites you to an exciting evening with guest lecturers Lisa and Laura Ling. While both of the Ling sisters have both spoken at various seminars and meetings independently, this event will be the first time that they have lectured together.
Lisa Ling is currently executive producer and host of This is Life on CNN. As the former field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, contributor to ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India, the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, and the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in Central America among other issues that are too often ignored. Lisa is the co-author of Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood.
Award-winning journalist and TV and web host, Laura Ling has dedicated herself to exposing the world to critical global issues, including slave labor in the Amazon, women’s rights in the Middle East, and the energy crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is the host of Conquered on Z Living Network, a series that profiles awe-inspiring people who have broken boundaries to achieve their goals. Her purpose-driven programming for Discovery Communication’s digital network, Seeker, has amassed tens of millions of views online.
In March 2009, while reporting on the trafficking of North Korean women, Laura Ling’s personal story became international news after she and her colleague Euna Lee were captured by North Korean soldiers along the China-North Korea border. After 140 days, former President Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea as a special envoy, leading to their release. Together the Ling sisters documented Laura's experience in the memoir, Somewhere Inside: One Sister’s Captivity in North Korea and the Other’s Fight to Bring Her Home.
Photo: Laura Ling (left) and Lisa Ling (right)
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