December 16, 2018

Event Coverage Highlight

Middle East Hands Reunion

Clockwise from upper left: Egyptian President Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter and Anwar el-Sadat at Camp David in September 1978 (Photo: Bill Fitz-Patrick). Oil well fires rage outside Kuwait City in 1991 in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm. (Photo: David McLeod). Celebrations in Tahrir Square, Cairo, in 2011 after President Hosni Mubarak's resignation (Photo: Jonathan Rashad). Fedayeen fighters demonstrate at a rally in Beirut, Lebanon in 1979. All photos are from Wikimedia Commons.

Clockwise from upper left: Egyptian President Menachem Begin, Jimmy Carter and Anwar el-Sadat at Camp David in September 1978 (Photo: Bill Fitz-Patrick). Oil well fires rage outside Kuwait City in 1991 in the aftermath of Operation Desert Storm. (Photo: David McLeod). Celebrations in Tahrir Square, Cairo, in 2011 after President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation (Photo: Jonathan Rashad). Fedayeen fighters demonstrate at a rally in Beirut, Lebanon in 1979. All photos are from Wikimedia Commons.

The OPC and International House are pleased to host a major gathering of foreign correspondents who covered the Middle East over the past five decades to discuss the future of the region and media coverage in the wake of recent geopolitical changes.

Deborah Amos, the OPC’s first vice president who covers the Middle East for NPR News and is now a domestic correspondent reporting on refugees in America, will moderate.

Panelists:

Mohamad Bazzi, an associate professor of journalism at New York University and a former Middle East bureau chief at Newsday. He is writing a book on the proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Leila Fadel, the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, most recently was National Public Radio’s international correspondent based in Cairo, Egypt. From 2011 to 2012, she was Cairo bureau chief for The Washington Post, where she reported on a wave of revolts and aftermaths in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria.

Ben Taub, a contributor to The New Yorker on jihadism in Europe and the war in Syria.

Calvin Sims, president and CEO of International House who also serves as the OPC’s second vice president, will deliver welcome remarks.

The event will get underway with a reception at International House, 500 Riverside Drive, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hall of History on the 2nd floor. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Davis Hall, also on the 2nd floor. Admission is free, but please RSVP via the link below.

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