LeBlanc '05 Featured in "Assessing Syria"
Derryfield graduate Emma LeBlanc '05 will be sharing her experiences in Syria in a program hosted by the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire...
The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire presents:
Featuring Emma LeBlanc - Rhodes Scholar, Writer & Photographer in Syria
Monday, June 25, 5:30 PM
Academic Center, Southern NH University
Join the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire to learn more about Syria from a young woman on the ground: Derryfield graduate Emma LeBlanc current lives in Damascus, Syria, where she is researching Syria's marginalized Bedouin community. She is also an accomplished photographer and writer, having published in media including Le Monde Diplomatique, The National, The Kurdish Globe, GQ Magazine, Syria Today Magazine, JO Magazine
, and the Union Leader
While working in Syria, Emma co-founded Makoto Photographic Agency, a group of photojournalists who distinguish themselves by their long-term commitment to the countries they cover and the context in which they present their work.
LeBlanc has also worked as an English teacher in Ghana, and a photographer in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. Her projects of focus include: corruption in Iraqi prisons; the Awakening Council movement in Iraq's triangle of death; sectarian violence in Mosul; development efforts in Golan Heights; Iraqi refugees in Syria; and Syrian Bedouin cultural identity.
She is a graduate of Derryfield's class of 2005, graduated from Brown University in 2011, and is a fiction student in Southern NH University's MFA program. She was named a Rhodes Scholar in November 2011 and will begin work at Oxford in October.
Free and open to the public.
Program will followed by reception.