Shapiro, an award-winning radio journalist and frequent television guest analyst, is delivering the Guarnaschelli Lecture at 7 p.m. in the George G. Brown Center’s Frazier Hall, Bellarmine announced on Thursday.
The free lecture, made possible by a grant from Dr. John and Marty Guarnaschelli of Louisville, invites leading arts and humanities speakers to Louisville.
The event is part of the inauguration festivities for Bellarmine’s fourth president, Susan M. Donovan, which takes place on Oct. 27.
According to his biography, Shapiro “has reported from above the Arctic Circle and aboard Air Force One. He has covered wars in Iraq, Ukraine, and Israel, and he has filed stories from five continents. (Sorry, Australia.)”
In 2015, he joined Kelly McEvers, Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel as a weekday co-host of “All Things Considered.” He previously was NPR’s International Correspondent, based in London, from where he traveled the world covering a wide range of topics for NPR’s national news programs.
Shapiro was born in Fargo, N.D., and grew up in Portland, Ore. He is a Yale University graduate and an occasional guest singer with the “little orchestra” Pink Martini.