Feb. 8 is "Rock the Casbah: Thundering Change Across the Middle East" with Robin Wright

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Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies


Join us for an exclusive evening with
awarding-winning author, journalist and commentator Robin Wright

Speaking on

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

7:00 p.m. Public lecture, Kane Hall 130
University of Washington

This event is free and open to the public

About Robin Wright

Robin Wright writes for The New Yorker and is a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center. A former correspondent for The Washington Post, she has reported from 145 countries on six continents. She has written for The New York Times MagazineTIMEThe Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times. Wright has also been a fellow at the Brookings Institution, Carnegie
Endowment for International Peace, Yale, Duke, Dartmouth, and the University of California. Robin_wright_final_photo_convio.jpgWright received the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, National Magazine Award for reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, and Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initia­tive" for coverage of African wars. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected her as the journalist of the year for “distinguished reporting of international affairs.”

Wright’s lecture will explore and explain the rapidly changing scene in the Middle East — and the challenges for the United States. 

Robin Wright is the author of numerous books and articles on the Middle East including Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East and Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World.

This event is co-sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and the Middle East Center. The Middle East Center's sponsorship of this event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.

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