Patrick Cockburn Addresses The Syrian Crisis
APR 28, 2014 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
April 28, 2014: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
MEMEAC co-sponsor: Alwan for the Arts
Cockburn addresses the intricacies of what is happening across the Middle East and the ramifications and impact that the Syrian conflict has had on the region. He will focus specifically on how it is covered in the media.
Patrick Cockburn is the Iraq correspondent for The Independent in London. Since 1977, he has visited Iraq countless times and one of the few journalists to remain in Baghdad during the Gulf War. Prior to The Independent, Patrick Cockburn was senior Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times. He is the author of Saddam Hussein: An American Obsession (2002); The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq, which was shortlisted for a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2006; Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Shia Insurgency in Iraq (2008); and most recently, Henry's Demons (2011). Mr. Cockburn has received many awards for his journalism, including the Martha Gellhorn Prize for War Reporting in 2004, James Cameron Memorial Lecture in 2006, the International Media Awards Peace through Media Award in 2010 and the Foreign Commentator of the Year (Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards) in 2013.
Prof. Christa Salamandra (Lehman and the Graduate Center, CUNY) will moderate and offer comments.