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Nieman Foundation to mark 100th anniversary of Pulitzer Prizes

Laura Poitras is one of the Pulitzer Prize winners scheduled to attend the celebration at Harvard.
Laura Poitras is one of the Pulitzer Prize winners scheduled to attend the celebration at Harvard. Lisa Abitbol/Nieman Foundation

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard will mark the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes with a special centennial celebration Sept. 10 and 11. The weekend of talks and performances will kick off with remarks by Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust and a performance by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre. The theme of the weekend will be “Power: Accountability and Abuse,” and you can count on many Pulitzer Prize winners to be in attendance, including filmmaker-journalist-artist Laura Poitras; investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Sara Ganim ; author Junot Diaz; Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery; LBJ biographer Robert Caro; Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld and columnist and reporter Sacha Pfeiffer; editorial cartoonist Mark Fiore; playwright Lynn Nottage; and Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski.

The weekend-long celebration will wrap up with an evening performance of “On the Transmigration of Souls,” composer John Adams’s Pulitzer-winning piece inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The concert will be conducted by Federico Cortese on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

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Admission to these events is free, but tickets are required (there’s a limit of two per person per event/session). Tickets become available starting Sept. 7 at noon at the Harvard Box Office at Farkas Hall, 10 Holyoke St., Cambridge.