Thursday, March 31, 2016
Physical Education Center
Keynote Speaker: Robin Wright
Who can attend? Open to the entire community
The Lecture: Will address the Syrian Refugee Crisis, something Wright knows intimately because of travel to the region to meet with refugees in the contested border regions and camps.
About Robin Wright: Robin Wright has covered terrorist trends and extremist for more than 35 years across the Middle East, Europe and Africa. A journalist and author, she was an eyewitness to many of the deadliest attacks, losing friends and colleagues along the way. She has reported on the trend for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, TIME, CBS News, the Los Angeles Times and many others. She is currently a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, as well as a contributing writer to The New Yorker. She won the Overseas Press Club award for “the best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative,” the National Magazine Award for best reporting for her coverage of Iran, and the United Nations Correspondents Gold Medal for coverage of international affairs. The latest of her eight books, “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World” won the Overseas Press Club for best book on international affairs.