Global writer presents on Cambodia
January 1, 2012
Global journalist and National Geographic field writer Mark Jenkins gives a photo-illustrated presentation on Cambodia and its land mine plight on Tuesday, March 20 at Central Wyoming College.
Jenkins, a critically acclaimed author and a writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming, speaks at 3:30 p.m. in the Wind River Room (116) of the CWC Intertribal Center. The forum is free and open to the public.
In the January 2012 issue of National Geographic, Jenkins writes that land mines once crippled war-torn Cambodia, but today the nation is a model for how to recover from the scourge.
Cambodia is one of the most heavily mined countries on earth, but after progressive government programs and substantial foreign aid, it has become the world’s leader in demining and victim rehabilitation. The presentation is “The Healing Fields: The Legacy of War and the Search for Miss Landmine Cambodia,” and expands on Jenkin’s article.
The author of three books, the Wyoming writer spent a month in Cambodia-crossing minefields, interviewing victims and search for Miss Landmine Cambodia. This is the second lecture by the adventure journalist on the CWC campus.
The lecture is sponsored by the UW International Studies program through a partnership with Wyoming’s community colleges.