The Schuneman Symposium: Abrahm Lustgarten
Abrahm Lustgarten writes about energy, water and the environment at ProPublica. He is a former staff writer at Fortune, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Businessweek, Scientific American, Esquire and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a MacArthur grant for international reporting and has won numerous awards, including a 2009 George Polk award for environmental reporting for his investigation into the risks to water, health and climate brought by hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Lustgarten is the author of two books. The first, “China¹s Great Train: Beijing’s Drive West and the Campaign to Remake Tibet,” was noted by The Washington Post as one of the best reads of 2008. The second, an investigation into the history of BP management titled “Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster,” evolved from his 2010 Emmy-nominated documentary about BP for PBS’ “Frontline” and was published in 2012. Lustgarten has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Cornell University. He has reported from Iran, China, Nepal and Russia, among other places.