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  • ⓒ Lynsey Addario

  • ⓒ Marissa Stevens


National Geographic Live

As the global leader in visually compelling storytelling, National Geographic engages and enlightens curious audiences, and empowers them to make a difference in the world. The Museum of Science and World Music/CRASHarts partner to bring two premier events in the highly acclaimed speaker series National Geographic Live.

National Geographic Live: A Photographer's Life of Love and War

  • Sunday, October 28; 3:00 pm
  • Cahners Theater
    Museum of Science
  • Admission: $48, $58
  • General Admission

Why would anyone willingly plunge headfirst into the war-torn areas of Afghanistan, Darfur, or Libya? For photojournalist Lynsey Addario, the short, simple answer is also the title of her memoir: It’s What I Do. In focusing on humanitarian and human-rights issues, Addario has built her career on capturing powerful images in dangerous environments around the world. Despite death threats and kidnappings, she continues photographing pivotal subjects for National Geographic, the New York Times, and Time.

Join the Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist as she chronicles her harrowing work and explains what drives her to keep going back. Book signing to follow.

Please note: This presentation contains graphic images suitable only for mature audiences.

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National Geographic Live: When Women Ruled the World

  • Friday, January 11; 8:00 pm
  • Sanders Theatre
    45 Quincy St., Cambridge
  • Admission: $28, $32, $37, $48
  • Reserved seating

Throughout history, powerful women have been called many things — witches, regents, and seductresses. But there was a time in the ancient world when at least one was called King. Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these strong female leaders were considered exceptions to the rule, but their power and influence are undeniable.

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