The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations recently hosted Amna Nawaz, co-anchor of PBS NewsHour, to discuss what goes into reporting domestically and internationally.
The Midcoast Forum on Foreign Relations seeks to promote study and discussion of the development, formulation, and implementation of United States foreign policies by means of a program of speakers, the organization of discussion and study groups, and the production and distribution of relevant materials.
Nawaz has reported from the White House, across the US, and around the world on a range of topics including politics, immigration, foreign affairs, education, gun violence, criminal justice reform, the climate, culture, and sports. She also serves as an NBC News and MSNBC political contributor.
Nawaz has interviewed multiple heads of state and international leaders including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. She has covered major events including the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the U.S. war in Afghanistan, and the September 11th attacks.
In 2019, Nawaz became the first Asian American and the first Muslim American to moderate a presidential debate. While at NBC News, she was the first foreign journalist to gain access to North Waziristan — then the global hub of Al Qaida and the Taliban — while pregnant with her first daughter.
Listen to the talk at: Midcoast Forum, Amna Nawaz.
Those interested in learning more about the Forum or seeing future speaker events can visit midcoastforum.org. The Maine Monitor will periodically share recordings of the Forum’s talks.