Christian Science Monitor Editor Marshall Ingwerson will moderate a panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Wanamaker Hall at Principia College.
ELSAH — Principia College will present Monitor Night Live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Wanamaker Hall.
Marshall Ingwerson, editor of The Christian Science Monitor, will moderate a panel discussion with senior Monitor correspondents. This will be the 14th Monitor Night Live since 1996.
The title of this year’s program is “World News: Is It as Bad as It Looks?” Ingwerson will explore this question with four Monitor journalists. Atlanta-based correspondent Patrik Jonsson and staff photographer Melanie Stetson Freeman will appear in person, while Christa Bryant in Jerusalem and Peter Ford in Beijing will participate by Skype. Between them, these journalists have covered major stories on every continent.
“After a drumbeat of grim developments from Ferguson to Ukraine to the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the state of the world can look pretty dispiriting,” Ingwerson said. “And we should be concerned. But when you look through a little wider lens, you also find an overwhelming basis for optimism.”
Audience members will be invited to participate in a question-and-answer forum. Admission is complimentary for Principia students, faculty, and staff; $10 for alumni and Gold & Blue Athletic Club members; $15 for the public. Tickets can be purchased at www.principia.edu/monitortickets.