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Garrick Utley Lecture Series

The Garrick Utley Lecture Series on Global Media Issues was launched in 2011 to honor former ACG Chairman and Board Member Garrick Utley. He passed away on February 20, 2014, leaving a strong legacy as a seasoned journalist and a global citizen who was committed to building bridges across cultures. Mr. Utley was Chairman of the ACG from July 1998 to March 2011. He served as President and Senior Fellow at The Levin Institute of the State University of New York. Prior to that, he worked as a broadcast journalist covering international affairs and reporting from more than 70 countries. He served as Chief Foreign Correspondent for NBC News and ABC News, and worked for CNN and Public Radio and Public Television in the United States. Mr. Utley was awarded several of journalism’s most distinguished honors, including the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award in 1984 for his reports on Soviet-American relations and the George Foster Peabody Award in 1986 for his contributions to “Vietnam: Ten Years Later.”

The lecture series was established to present a distinguished journalist to speak before the ACG through the generous support of ACG Vice Chairman Dr. Richard M. Hunt.

May 26, 2017
“Covering Politics in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: European Elections, Populism, and Fake News”
Tom Buhrow, Director of Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and Jörg Schöneborn, Television Director WDR/ARD

March 18, 2016
“Media in the 21st Century: A Transatlantic Assessment”
Gabor Steingart, Publisher of Handelsblatt Global Edition, and Kevin O’Brien, Editor-in-Chief of Handelsblatt Global Edition

December 2, 2014
“One Hundred Years of Consequences: The Strategic, Political and Cultural Legacy of World War I”
Dr. Josef Joffe, Editor of Die Zeit

November 13, 2013
“Lost in Translation –The Challenges of Reporting in a Globalized World”
Claus Kleber, Lead Anchor of heute journal on ZDF German Television

October 31, 2012
“Digitalism and the Future of German Media”
Michael Naumann, Founding Director of the Barenboim-Said Academy and former Minister of Culture and Media in the German Government

October 29, 2011
“Generation iPad – The Future of Journalism on the Internet”

Dr. Mathias Doepfner, Chairman and CEO of Axel Springer AG