Ari Shapiro, co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” will deliver Bellarmine University’s Guarnaschelli Lecture on Wednesday, October 25, at 7 p.m. in the George G. Brown Center’s Frazier Hall.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Lessons from the Fake News Front Lines." It is one of several events that will celebrate the inauguration of Bellarmine’s fourth president, Dr. Susan M. Donovan. Her inauguration takes place on October 27.
Shapiro - an award-winning radio journalist and frequent television guest analyst - has worked for NPR since 2001. Before joining “All Things Considered,” NPR’s afternoon news program, in 2015, Shapiro’s work included reporting as an international correspondent based in London, four years as a White House correspondent and five years covering the U.S. Department of Justice.
He traveled with Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in 2012. Shapiro has filed stories from five continents, including coverage of wars in Iraq, Ukraine and Israel.
"In the 40 year history of 'All Things Considered' there have been, I think, about a dozen hosts," Shapiro recently told Metro Weekly
, adding that he listened to the show growing up. "To be one of them feels like such an honor, and such an opportunity, and such a responsibility, it’s pretty extraordinary."
Shapiro was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He is a Yale University graduate and an occasional guest singer with the “little orchestra” Pink Martini.
The Guarnaschelli Lecture Series brings leading arts and humanities speakers to Louisville. It is made possible by a grant from Dr. John and Marty Guarnaschelli of Louisville. Past lecturers include Isabel Allende, Wendell Berry, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ken Burns, U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Jared Diamond, James Dickey, John Dunne, Allen D. Glenn, Seamus Heaney, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiessen, George McGovern, Kathleen Norris, Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Rodriguez, Roger Rosenblatt, Salman Rushdie, William L. Shirer, Leslie Marmon Silko, Dava Sobel, William Styron, Wendy Whelan (with Nilas Martins) and Harold Wilson.