NPR’s “Morning Edition” Reporter Steve Inskeep to Speak about Diversity in Pakistan

April 26, 2012

Event: The South Asia Institute's "Color, Caste, or Creed — Embracing Diversity in Pakistan” a talk by Steve Inskeep, host of NPR Morning Edition, the most widely heard radio news program in the United States.

When: Friday, April 27, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Jackson School of Geological Sciences (JGB 2.324). A map is available online.

Background: Inskeep has traveled across the nation and around the world for “Morning Edition” and “NPR News.” From the Persian Gulf to the wreckage of New Orleans, he has interviewed presidents, warlords, authors and musicians, as well as those who aren't in the headlines — from a steelworker in Ohio to a woman living in poverty in Tehran.

After the Sept. 11 attacks, Inskeep covered the war in Afghanistan, the hunt for al-Qaida suspects in Pakistan, and the war in Iraq. In 2003, he received a National Headliner Award for investigating a military raid that went wrong in Afghanistan.

His first book, “Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi,” documents his reporting experiences in Karachi, Pakistan. His regular dispatches from visits to Pakistan have included an acclaimed radio series, “Along the Grand Trunk Road,” reported with his NPR colleagues.

The South Asia Institute was established as part of a university initiative to promote South Asian programs, especially those pertaining to contemporary issues, across the entire university and in the larger community. With more than 50 faculty members in a dozen schools and departments, The University of Texas at Austin has one of the most distinguished South Asia programs in the country.

For more information, contact: Jessica Sinn, College of Liberal Arts, 512-471-2404; Don Arntz, media coordinator, South Asia Institute, 512-232-9096.