Ask All You Like about 9/11, But Just Don't Ask Why?
Dr. Robert Fisk, Middle East Correspondent London Independent
Description: In this talk, Robert Fisk takes on the American press for over reporting on the "what and where" of the events of September 11th, and its inability to broach the question "why"? He is scathing in his criticism of the Bush administration's change of focus from pursuing Osama Bin Laden to Saddam Hussein. This lecture is also sponsored by
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's
- Dean of Graduate Students Office
- Center for International Studies
- Dean of Humanities Office
- Amnesty International
- Social Justice Cooperative
- Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia
- Muslim Students Association
- Student Cable
- Arab Student Association
And by Harvard University's
- Center for Middle East Studies Brown Bag Forum
- Contemporary Arab Studies Program
- Palestinian Awareness Committee
- South Asia Forum
- Palestine Solidarity Committee
- Initiative for Peace and Justice
About the Speaker(s): Robert Fisk has spent 27 years reporting from the Middle East, and has covered the Iranian revolution, the Iran-Iraq war, the Persian Gulf War and the conflict in Algeria. He is a seven-time winner of the British International Journalist of the Year Award, a two-time winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Award, and a winner of the John Hopkins SIAS-CIBA Prize for International Journalism. Dr. Fisk is the author of three books: The Point of No Return: The Strike Which Broke the British in Ulster, In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster, and the Price of Neutrality, and Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War.
Host(s): Dean for Student Life, Technology and Culture Forum
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