Dominican University will present Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and Up First, in a discussion of her wide-ranging career on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m.

An award-winning former foreign correspondent who has covered conflict around the world, Garcia-Navarro got her start in journalism with assignments in Cuba, Panama and Syria for the BBC World Service and Voice of America. Hired by Associated Press Television News in 1999, she was dispatched to Kosovo, Colombia, Afghanistan, and Israel and covered the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

In 2004, Garcia joined NPR, for which she served as bureau chief in Mexico City, Israel and Brazil. One of the first reporters to enter Libya after the start of the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, she remained in the country for months, reporting, often at great personal risk, from rebel-held areas in Benghazi and Tripoli.

Garcia-Navarro also has reported on migration in Mexico, the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and the #MeToo movement, for which she received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement from the Alliance for Women in Media. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club and the Edward R. Murrow Award.

To register for this virtual event, visit

Dominican will present Joy Hargo, the first Native American to be appointed a U.S. Poet Laureate, in the Eighth Annual Caesar and Patricia Tabet Poetry Reading on Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m. A member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry as well as a performer and saxophone player.

For more information, visit

About Dominican University

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Borra College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers a doctoral degree in information studies. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University #10 of all Midwest regional master’s level universities, the best value in the Chicago area and #1 in Illinois for ensuring the social mobility of its graduates.