Thomas Sparrow | January 28, 2020

Date: Tuesday - January 28, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Palmer Cultural Center



Thomas Sparrow | January 28
BBC Correspondent

As a young journalist, Thomas Sparrow reported from the Oval Office in Washington when President Barack Obama met international leaders. A bilingual correspondent for the BBC, Mr. Sparrow covered, in English and Spanish, some of the most important political events of the time. Mr. Sparrow moved on to report on another world power—Germany and more broadly the European Union—for the media outlet Deutsche Welle, covering German elections in Berlin, European elections in Italy, terror attacks in Barcelona, and the G-20 protests in Hamburg. He has also covered the migration crisis, the rise of populism, and terrorism and security, among other pivotal contemporary issues and events.

As a correspondent, Mr. Sparrow has reported for Deutsche Welle’s partners around the world, speaking in English and Spanish on television news programs in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, India, Vietnam, South Korea, Turkey, Estonia, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, United States, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, and Chile. (He is also fluent in German and speaks basic French and Polish.)

Mr. Sparrow is committed to sharing his expertise with younger generations, helping young adults to reflect critically and responsibly on some of the biggest contemporary world challenges.

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