[PAST EVENT] Speaker and dinner

March 30, 2011
5pm - 6:30pm
Boswell Hall (formerly Morton Hall), Room 20
100 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Below is a reminder about today's speaker. We will be going out to dinner with a few faculty and students around 7:15. If you would like to join, please email [[afriedman]]] or call 703-725-2926.

Mr. Ori Nir, Israeli veteran journalist and current spokesperson for Americans for Peace Now will be visiting campus to speak on

Barriers and Paths to
Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Wednesday, March 30th
Morton Hall, Room 20

Ori Nir joined Americans for Peace Now in 2006 following a 24-year career in journalism, which was mainly focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Nir's career includes working at the Arab Affairs desk of Israel's (Channel One) news department; covering Palestinian affairs for Haaretz Daily, Israel's leading newspaper, during the first years of the Palestinian uprising (intifada) and through the troubled implementation of the first phases of the Oslo Accords; covering affairs of Israel's Arab/Palestinian minority for Haaretz; covering U.S. Mideast policy from Washington for Haaretz and the Forward (America's largest and most influential independent national Jewish weekly newspaper), and serving as Haaretz's West Coast Correspondent.

Nir earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also taught journalism; and a bachelors degree in Middle Eastern history and Arabic literature from Jerusalem's Hebrew University. He is fluent in Hebrew and Arabic.

Nir has made numerous appearances on national television news shows such as PBS's Newshour and ABC's Nightline, and was interviewed by CNN, ABC, NBC and a variety of non-American TV shows. He is a frequent radio interviewee and frequently publishes opinion articles and analysis in major American newspapers. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, the Baltimore Sun and many others.

Program Sponsors: Middle East Studies Program; James H. Critchfield Memorial Endowment; Government Department.

For additional information contact [[afriedman]].

[[afriedman, Adina Friedman]] or call 703-725-2926