Soledad O'Brien at the lecturn

Hardman Lecture Series

This lecture series presents in-depth discussions with some of the leading journalists of our time and is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.

2018 Hardman Journalist-In-Residence

Habiba Nosheen

Screening of Outlawed in Pakistan, a documentary written, produced, and directed by Habiba Nosheen; followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker

Monday, April 9, 2018 
7 p.m. 
MCLA Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218)
Viewer discretion advised: may not be suitable for all audiences. To facilitate dialogue about the film, which addresses sensitive content concerning rape and gender-based sexual violence, there will be a Q&A after the screening with the filmmaker.

Free and Open to the Public
Information: 413.662.5224

Habiba Nosheen is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning investigative journalist and filmmaker. She was born in Pakistan and is fluent in four languages. At the age of nine, she immigrated to Canada with her family as a refugee. In 2013, Habiba shot, directed and reported the film "Outlawed in Pakistan" which aired on PBS FRONTLINE. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it was called "among the standouts" of Sundance by The Los Angeles Times. The film won her the Emmy award for Outstanding Research. She also received The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award by The Overseas Press Club which honors “the best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition.” In 2013, her radio documentary for This American Life, “What Happened at Dos Erres?” pieced together a massacre in Guatemala 30 years earlier partly by tracking down the men responsible for the killings and interviewing them about what happened that day. The New Yorker described it as “a masterpiece of storytelling.” Her reporting on that story won her The George Foster Peabody Award, The Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, The Third Coast Radio Award, The New York Radio Festival Award and two Overseas Press Club Awards in addition to being a finalist for The Livingston Award for Young Journalists.

Habiba has reported extensively from South Asia. In 2012, her PBS investigation, "To Adopt A Child," told the story of the murky side of adoptions from Nepal that left many families caught in the middle. Her investigation earned her a Gracie Award for Outstanding Correspondent. As a result of her investigation, the Nepalese government admitted publicly for the first time that “mistakes were made” in their adoption system. In 2014, Habiba was named among the "Top 5 Outstanding Pakistani Women" by the country’s leading newspaper. Her reporting has also been published by The New York Times, TIME, The Washington Post, BBC and ProPublica among others outlets. In 2016, Habiba joined the CBC as the new co-host of Canada's leading investigative news-magazine show, "The Fifth Estate." Prior to CBC, she worked at "60 Minutes" where her reporting included stories on death penalty in America, wrongful convictions, and corruption in the banking system. Habiba teaches reporting at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a second master’s degree in Women’s Studies from York University.

Past speakers of the Hardman Lecture Series (view photos):  

2017-2018: Byron Pitts

2016-2017: Abderrahim Foukara

2015-2016: Joy Reid

2014-2015: Nicholas Kristof

2013-2014: Jeff Corwin

2012-2013: Howard Kurtz

2011-2012: Soledad O'Brien

2010-2011: Laura Ling

2009-2010: Charlayne Hunter-Gault

2008-2009: David Brooks

2007-2008: Bill McKibben, Marianne Pearl

2006-2007: Derrick Jackson, Bob Simon

2005-2006: Dan Harris, Ellen Goodman

2004-2005: Ellen Hume, Alan Chartock


Past Journalists-in-Residence:  

2017: Dolores Barclay

2016: Seth Rogovoy

2015: John and Anastasia Stanmeyer

2014: Kevin Moran

2013: Mark Kinver

2012: Joe Donahue

2011: Lydia Kulbida

2009: Rex Smith