Video: Voices from the people


Nobel Prize-winning journalist and nonfiction writer Svetlana Alexievich presented the 2016-17 Bartels World Affairs Fellowship Lecture at Cornell on September 12, 2016. 

Alexievich, who grew up in Belarus, described how she developed her unique literary style, a collage of human voices that collectively tell the story of tragedy and preserve a history that otherwise leaves no trace.

The lecture was delivered in Russian using projected subtitles in English. In this video, Valzhyna Mort Hutchinson, assistant professor of English, provides a voiceover translation.

The Bartels program, sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, brings prominent international leaders to Cornell to foster a broadened world view among Cornell students.

Please click here for an article about Svetlana Alexievich's lecture in the Cornell Chronicle