Dispatches from Dangerous Places
Six Lessons from a Foreign Correspondent
World-renowned foreign correspondent Mark Jenkins has been exploring the most remote, most difficult and most dangerous places on the planet for 30 years. In the past decade he has been the adventure and conflict writer for National Geographic Magazine. Jenkins has plumbed the depths of the largest cave in the world and summited the tallest mountain on earth. He has written about smoke jumpers in Alaska and landmine victims in Cambodia. He has been captured by the murderous Hutu guerillas in eastern Congo while covering the killing of mountain gorillas, arrested by the Burmese military while reporting on ethnic cleansing, taken by the Tajik KGB, interrogated and rescued by the CIA.
Pulitzer prize-winning author Annie Proulx says, “Mark Jenkins is the global version of street-smart. He is an inquisitive, thinking explorer who leavens common sense with joie de vivre as he takes us into tight corners at the back of the world. He’s the real thing.”
University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols says, “Mark Jenkins is the real Indiana Jones. The harder the assignment, the more he enjoys it. From the war in Afghanistan to the wastelands of the Arctic, Jenkins brings back the stories and lessons of living life on the edge.”
Now, in a single stunning show that covers the globe, Jenkins takes audiences on an unforgettable journey into the mind of a foreign correspondent---the risks he takes, the promises he makes, the lies he tells, the truths he reveals. Selecting six seminal international assignments---scaling Everest, bicycling across Siberia, kayaking down the Niger River in West Africa, reporting from the Congo, Afghanistan and Burma---Jenkins shares Six Lessons from the Life of a Foreign Correspondent.