Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania

A conversation with freelance journalist, Dimiter Kenarov

“Shale Gas: From Poland to Pennsylvania” is a new project that will focus on a commodity called “a game changer,” promoted as a cleaner fossil alternative to coal and oil and cheered as the next step toward the American dream of energy independence. Poland is now Europe’s center of shale gas. Like Pennsylvania, it embraces the promises and dangers of extraction. At the center of debate: hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and an associated largely unexplored question of global politics.

picture-DimiterDimiter Kenarov is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey, and a contributing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has also appeared in Esquire, Outside, The Nation, the International Herald Tribune, and others, and has been twice anthologized in “The Best American Travel Writing.” He is currently working on a book-length project about the Black Sea.

The program was moderated by Stanley M. Ellis, Vice President of Calkins Media. Ellis, a third-generation member of the Calkins family, has extensive experience in operations and strategic planning for the media industry.  Prior to his current role, he served on the company’s Print and Digital Operating Committees and was Publisher of the Burlington County Times, a daily newspaper in Southern New Jersey.  He has a degree in marketing from Penn State and an MBA from The Wharton School.

This event is cosponsored by the Center for International Studies, the Program on the Global Environment, UChicago Careers in Journalism, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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