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October 11, 2002

Award-winning journalist to give Hopper lecture

Three years ago, Canadian journalist John Stackhouse caused a stir when he gave readers of the Globe and Mail newspaper a provocative first-hand account of his week-long stint as a homeless man on the streets of Toronto.

The series, detailing Stackhouse's days as an aimless panhandler and nights braving December weather under a thin sleeping bag, thrust Stackhouse -- already well-known to Globe readers as a gifted international correspondent -- into national prominence.

Today the Globe's foreign editor, Stackhouse will deliver the 2002 Hopper Lecture in International Development at the University of Guelph on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm in Room 113 of the MacNaughton Building. His lecture, which is open to the general public, is entitled “Why No One Cares About Poverty.”

Educated at Queen’s University, Stackhouse was the Globe's development issues correspondent based in New Delhi from 1992 to 1999. He has also worked for Report on Business Magazine, the Financial Times, London Free Pess and The Toronto Star. He is the recipient of five national newspaper awards, a national magazine award and an Amnesty International Award for human rights reporting. He serves on the boards of World Literacy Canada, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and the University of Toronto's development studies program, where he teaches a course in media and development.

Stackhouse’s book, "Out of Poverty and into Something More Comfortable, was published in 2000.

For more information, contact Isobel Lander, co-ordinator of the Annual Hopper Lecture in International Development, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 6904.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 3338.

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