Journalist to Speak on Campus

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The University of West Georgia will host National Geographic and NPR journalist and author Doug Lansky on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

The University of West Georgia will host National Geographic and NPR journalist and author Doug Lansky on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Center.  The event is free and the community is invited to attend. Lansky, who is known for his humorous story telling, has traveled the world and will share his experiences in a presentation he calls "Get Lost, World Travel Guide." The author will also give away a Eurail ticket to a lucky audience member.

The journalist worked for Late Night with David Letterman, Spy Magazine and The New Yorker while in college and spent two years traveling the world after graduation. His biography lists picking bananas in Israel and selling carpets in Morocco as two of the many ways he raised travel money.

He became America’s youngest syndicated columnist with a weekly “Vagabond” column before he was 30 years old and has published eight books. His latest book, “Sign Spotting 2,” and previously published books can be viewed on his website at www.douglansky.com.

The evening, sponsored by the International Student Club, promises to be entertaining and enlightening. For more information, call 678-839-4780.