Global Issues Forum

Typically held each fall and spring semester, the School of Communication Studies hosts the Global Communication Issues Forum in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to address the global effect of a topic and how it is communicated to a world-wide audience by the media. Reporters from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting serve as keynote speakers and share their personal and professional perspectives on how a topic is covered. Forums are open to the public to encourage discussion and involvement.

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs across all media platforms and a unique program of outreach and education to schools and universities. Kent State is part of the Center’s Campus Consortium network of partnerships between the Pulitzer Center and more than 30 universities and colleges to engage with students and faculty on the critical global issues of our time. At its core, the initiative aims to connect international reporting supported by the Pulitzer Center directly with communities across the U.S., expanding knowledge of the world, sparking conversations across disciplines and inspiring individuals to expand their horizons. These goals are accomplished through campus visits by journalists and international reporting fellowship opportunities for students.