Lecture by journalist Robert Fisk
January 12, 2010 2:30 PM–4:00 PM
Irwin Hall Auditorium, Beirut campus
This is the first lecture of the "Distinguished Journalists Lecture Series" that will attract some of the world’s most renowned journalists to LAU in the years to come.
Dr. Robert Fisk of London’s The Independent is probably the best-known war correspondent of the post-Vietnam period. He reported the Northern Ireland troubles in the 1970s, the Portuguese Revolution in 1974, the Lebanese Civil War, the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Iran–Iraq War, the Gulf War and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. He interviewed Osama bin Laden three times between 1994 and 1997. He was voted International Journalist of the Year seven times.
Fisk has a Ph.D. in political science from Trinity College in Dublin and, to date, seven honorary doctorates. His book, The Great War for Civilization, sold more than two million copies, despite being a voluminous 1,400-page read. Among his other books are Pity the Nation and the more recent The Age of the Warrior.