Award-winning Writer, Journalist and Social Entrepreneur Maria Karagianis to Visit
The University of Findlay has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Maria Karagianis, founding executive director of Discovering Justice, for a week-long visit Feb. 4 – 8. Karagianis will conduct classes, seminars, workshops and lectures and will meet with students and faculty members informally throughout the week.
At 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in the Ritz Lecture Hall, Karagianis will speak about social entrepreneurship versus capitalistic entrepreneurship. Community members are welcome to attend.
Karagianis is a guest editor on the editorial board of the “Boston Globe,” where she worked for 13 years before becoming the founding executive director of Discovering Justice, a nationally recognized democracy and justice organization housed in the U.S. Courthouse in Boston, Mass. She independently created the vision for Discovering Justice with a mission to prepare young people to value the justice system and understand the power of their own voices. Karagianis is also a principal of MK Directions, a Boston-based firm consulting on strategy with entrepreneurial non-profit organizations and socially conscious businesses.
Karagianis was part of a large team that covered school desegregation in Boston for the “Boston Globe” in the mid-1970s, for which the newspaper earned a Pulitzer Prize gold medal. She also reported in South Africa for the “Rand Daily Mail,” a national daily. At Harvard, Karagianis was a recipient of a Pfeiffer Fellowship, honored with the First Decade Award and earned a master’s degree in world religions.
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures and informal discussions. For 35 years, the Visiting Fellows have been introducing students and faculty members at liberal arts colleges to a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community and achievement. The Visiting Fellows program is available to all four-year colleges and universities.