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New York Times Foreign Correspondent snd Pulitzer Prize–Winning Journalist Anthony Shadid to Speak at Bard College on Monday, November 15

Darren O'Sullivan
845-758-7649
osulliva@bard.edu
11-15-2010

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— The Human Rights Project and Middle Eastern Studies Program at Bard College present a lecture a by New York Times foreign correspondent and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid on Monday, November 15. Shadid’s lecture, “Consequences Not Intended: Reporting on America’s War in Iraq,” is free and open to the public and takes place at 7 p.m. in room 102 of the F.W. Olin Humanities Building.

Until December 2009, Shadid served as the Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post. Over a 15-year career, he has reported from most countries in the Middle East. Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting in 2004 for his coverage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the occupation that followed. In 2007, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his coverage of Lebanon. He won the Pulitzer Prize again in 2010 for his coverage of Iraq as the United States began its withdrawal. He has also received the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ award for deadline writing (2004), the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad (2004), and the George Polk Award for foreign reporting (2003). He is the author of two books, Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats and the New Politics of Islam (2000) and Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War (2005). He is currently working on a third book, set in his family’s ancestral village in southern Lebanon.

For more information: contact Dina Ramadan at 845-758-7506, or e-mail dramadan@bard.edu.

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