The School of Journalism and Mass Communication together with the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at UW-Madison invite local community members to “Cultures in Conflict: Navigating Cultural Difference in International Human Rights Reporting.”

Scheduled for February 9 and 10, 2018, and hosted at UW-Madison’s state-of-the-art Discovery Building, the conference features two dynamite keynote speakers: Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, and Sheila Coronel, cofounder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. 

We're also hosting an array of award-winning human rights journalists and activists who will discuss the various challenges they have faced in the process of narrativizing their encounters with people from different ethnic, racial, national, religious, and gendered backgrounds. Some panelists will also talk about their experiences trying to share stories of their own cultures with audiences based in other parts of the world.

Join us for two days of thought-provoking discussion and discourse. A modest breakfast and lunch will be served and, for this reason, conference registration is required.




  • Starting Friday, February 9th, 2018, repeated every day until Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


H. F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building

330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715