ARLINGTON - International journalist, National Geographic and Oprah correspondent Lisa
Ling will bring her message of positive social change to Texas Hall at The
University of Texas at Arlington when she gives the Nov. 23 Maverick Speakers
Since joining the National
Geographic “Explorer” series as host
in December 2002, Ling has covered the looting of antiquities in war-torn Iraq,
investigated the increasingly deadly drug war in Colombia, examined the complex
issues surrounding China’s one-child policy and journeyed more than 1,600 feet
to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. She serves as a contributing editor for “USA
Weekend” and has produced several award-winning documentaries for PBS.
Millions of television viewers
remember Ling as the former co-host of ABC’s “The View.” The versatile
journalist has also co-written the books, “Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride:
Rituals of Womanhood,” and “Somewhere Inside.”
Ling frequently discusses her career
path as a journalist and the important role she believes journalism plays as a catalyst for positive change in the world.
Tickets are free, but required and are
available online at utatickets.com. The
UT Arlington lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. at Texas Hall, 701 S. Nedderman Drive,
and will conclude with a book signing.
For more about the Maverick
Speakers Series, visit http://www.uta.edu/maverickspeakers/.
Lisa Ling's presentation of "Open Heart, Open Mind" is sponsored in part by:
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.