Panel Discussion on the Second Anniversary of the Popular Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Panel Discussion on the Second Anniversary of the Popular Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa

Panel Discussion on the Second Anniversary of the Popular Uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.

Event time: 7pm


Washburn Auditorium, Lesley University, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge

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This panel discussion is free and open to the public

All events co-sponsored by The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and the Consulate General of France in Boston and Consul General Fabien Fieschi.

Remi Ochlik
Founder of the Parisian photo agency, IP3, Ochlik was known for his photographs of the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011 and 2012. He died in the battle of Homs, Syria on February 22, 2012 at the age of 28, along with American war journalist Marie Colvin. His photographs have been awarded the “Grand Prix Jean-Louis Calderon” and first prize in the 2012 “World Press Photo” competition. During his brief career, he photographed uprisings in Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, along with riots in Haiti and war in the Congo.

Karim Ben Khelifa
A Belgian-Tunisian photojournalist, Ben Khelifa co-founded, a website designed to promote crowdfunded visual journalism. He is particularly interested in the role of smartphones in covering world events. He has covered conflicts in the Middle East and Africa for the past 12 years. His work has appeared in the New York Times,The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Le Monde, and Stern.  He is a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Judith Matloff
An international affairs reporter on five continents over 30 years, Matloff is now a professor in Columbia University’s graduate Journalism program. She worked as a correspondent for Reuters and the Christian Science Monitor and has written for theNew York Times Magazine, the Economist, Newsweek, and the Financial Times, among others. Matloff has won various fellowships including a Fulbright and the MacArthur. She is the author of two books, Fragments of a Forgotten War (Penguin) and Home Girl (Random House).

Ludovic Blecher
Blecher is the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of, where he has overseen the French newspaper’s digital strategy since 2008. He joined that publication in 2001 as a reporter and after his appointment as Editor, he oversaw the merger of the print and web staff. And is nowresponsible for developing new forms of journalism and creating a new business model for the news. He is currently a 2013 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

Stephen Mayes
Director of VII Photo in New York ( which represents 23 of the world’s leading photojournalists, Mayes has worked in the areas of journalism, art, commercial, and fashion photography for 25 years.  He has worked at Network Photographers, World Press Photo competition,, Getty Images, and The Image Archive at Art + Commerce. Mayes regularly writes and broadcasts on the ethics and realities of photographic practice.

Washburn Auditorium, Lesley University
10 Phillips Place
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States