Student Lunch with Journalist Souad Mekhennet
Monday, May 6, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
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Student Lunch with
Journalist Souad Mekhennet
Monday, May 6, 2013
Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
Souad Mekhennet will be giving the Bernard D. Nossiter '47 Lecture: "Observations about the World after the Arab Spring," at 4:30 pm in Rocky 003.
Souad Mekhennet is a German reporter and columnist of Turkish and Moroccan descent who works for The New York Times, Der Spiegel and ZDF (German television). Since 9/11, she has covered conflicts and terrorist groups in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Mekhennet helped report the “Inside the Jihad” series for the Times and together with her colleague Don van Natta, broke the story of Khaled el-Masri, a German-Lebanese man who had been kidnapped and sent via extraordinary rendition to Afghanistan. She previously reported for The Washington Post and is the co-author of two books about Islam and terrorism, which were published in Germany. Mekhennet will study how the uprisings in Arab countries in 2011 have influenced the long-term strategies of terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda and how Shariah (Islamic law) deals with human rights, women and democracy. She is the 2013 Barry Bingham Jr. Nieman Fellow. Bingham, a 1956 Harvard graduate, was the editor and publisher of the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times.
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