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Event recap: Behind the scenes with Daniel Estrin, NPR International Correspondent

January 31, 2020

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Estrin tells the story of reporting from Israel, Gaza, Syria and more

Over 600 members of the UW community and public gathered in Kane Hall 130 on Tuesday, January 28, to listen to Daniel Estrin, NPR’s international correspondent in Jerusalem, on how he navigates storytelling from Israel to Gaza to Syria to the White House, and the joys and challenges of storytelling in one of the most contested and culturally rich corners of the world.

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Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Jackson School, gave opening remarks, followed by Liora Halperin, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History, who introduced Daniel Estrin.

Since joining NPR in 2017, Estrin has reported from Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, chronicling the Trump Administration’s shifting policies in the region. He has also told tales of secret agents, antiquities dealers and ancient manuscripts. He has reported from the Middle East for over a decade, including seven years with the Associated Press. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, PRI’s The World, and other media.

The event was sponsored by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Middle East Center and the Department of Communication.

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