2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner Alissa Johannsen Rubin Comes to Vermont

Posted: June 30, 2016|

Join 2016 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, New York Times Paris Bureau Chief and Spring Lake Ranch Trustee, Alissa Johannsen Rubin, for a special lecture and Q&A.

Crises in the Middle East: Difficult Choices for our Next President

Friday, August 5th at 7:30pm
Paramount Theatre
Rutland, VT

Tickets at the Paramount Theatre Box office, by phone at 802-775-0903 or at paramount.org

$25 General Admission
$15 Students

This one-night special event is a fundraiser for Spring Lake Ranch and all proceeds will benefit the Sarcka Scholarship Fund to support residents who might not otherwise be able to come to the Ranch.

This is event is presented in partnership with the Vermont Humanities Council.

For more information call Heather at the Ranch at 802-492-3322 or email at heatherb@springlakeranch.org. We hope to see you there!

Alissa_headshotAlissa Johannsen Rubin is the Paris Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Prior to that she spent four years as the Afghanistan bureau chief Alissa joined The New York Times in 2007 as Baghdad bureau correspondent and went on to become the Baghdad bureau chief, a position she held until July 2009. Before that, Alissa worked at the Los Angeles Times for nearly 10 years. She started in Washington, D.C. covering health policy and managed care and then moved overseas first covering the Balkans and then in 2003 joining the Baghdad bureau where she became co-bureau chief. Previously, Alissa served as a staff writer for The Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., focusing on first on agriculture, then on health care policy and then for more than two years on tax policy. From 1986 to 1990, Alissa had, what she considers her first foreign assignment when she went to work as a staff writer at The Wichita Eagle of Kansas covering agriculture, business, and local and state government. As a native New Yorker, she barely knew how to drive when she arrived in the Great Plains. Alissa has written on a freelance basis for The New Republic, The Washington Post and Washington Post Magazine, Women’s Health and Glamour Magazine. Alissa graduated with a B.A. degree in Renaissance studies from Brown University in 1980 where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1986, she received an M.A. degree in history from Columbia University with a concentration on modern Europe and Church history.

Ms. Rubin won the Pulitzer this year “for thoroughly reported and movingly written accounts giving voice to Afghan women who were forced to endure unspeakable cruelties.” Alissa was the recipient of the 2009 Overseas Press Club’s Ed Cunningham Award for best magazine reporting for “How Baida Wanted to Die.” She was recognized with the Los Angeles Times Editor’s Prize in 2003. In 1992 she won an Alicia Patterson Fellowship and received The Washington Monthly Journalism Award for her writing on the abortion controversy. In 1989, Alissa was awarded the Public Service Award for Kansas Journalists for her coverage of Kansas’ property tax system overhaul.

When she isn’t working, Alissa hikes, reads and collects antique maps.