Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Peabody Award, and Edward R. Murrow Award, Caitlin Dickerson engages audiences on the power of journalism as a check against systemic inequality, telling stories of remarkable resilience and hope from the front lines of the world’s refugee crisis.
From Ukraine to Romania to Guatemala, Caitlin Dickerson has spent years covering people forced to live on the move for some of the nation’s foremost news outlets. On stage, she dispels common myths about the forcibly displaced, and breaks down the seemingly complex forces that influence their life trajectories—from policy, to rhetoric and public sentiment.
Dickerson conveys the human stories behind the growing global refugee crisis. Her audiences walk away with a deeper understanding of how war and other forms of insecurity that expel people from their homes exacerbate pre-existing inequality.
The Atlantic staff writer has broken stories that have led policies to be reversed and lives to change. She won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for her September 2022 cover story, "We Need to Take Away Children." Previously, Dickerson won Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards for her investigative reporting for NPR. As a reporter for The New York Times, she wrote frequent front page stories revealing government policies and practices that put vulnerable communities at further risk.
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