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Feb. 8: “Rock the Casbah: Thundering Change Across the Middle East” with Robin Wright

February 5, 2016

Join us for a special public lecture on “Rock the Casbah: Thundering Change Across the Middle East” with Robin Wright, award-winning journalist and author. Wright’s lecture will explore and explain the rapidly changing scene in the Middle East — and the challenges for the United States. Her eighth book, Rock the Casbah, was selected as the Best Book on International Affairs by the Overseas Press Club.

When: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Kane Hall 130

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 Magazine, TIME, The 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. Wright 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.”

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.