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Robert Fisk, Foreign Correspondent, to Speak
Date Thursday September 23
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Dominican University
Angelico Hall
50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorAlan Barnet
Robert Fisk, arguably the foremost living foreign correspondent, will speak at Dominican University on Thursday, September 23, at 7 pm in Angelico Hall, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael .

Reporting on the Middle East from Beirut, Lebanon, for The Independent of London for over 30 years, Fisk has delivered news and analysis of what he describes as “the catastrophes” of the region. Because of his experience and contacts, he has been consistently on the spot when key events break and describes them vividly.

Besides his reporting, Fisk has gathered his accounts in best-selling books, most notably, The Age of the Warrior (2008), The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East (2005) and Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon (2001).

Fisk’s subject will be “The Press and The Great War for Civilization: Mirage and Reality in the Middle East.” He will unfold his views through an interview with Jess Ghannam, Professor of Medical Psychology at the University of California San Francisco who has developed health centers on the West Bank and Gaza over 15 years. Ghannam also hosts a Bay Area radio talk-show on Middle-Eastern affairs.

The presentation will be followed by Q & A and a book-signing. A donation of $10 is requested, but no one will be turned away. Dominican faculty and students are free.

The event is sponsored by the Marin Peace and Justice Coalition and the “Expressions Project” of Dominican University. For more information, call (415) 388-6488.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Sep 1st, 2010 3:55 PM

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