Prominent Middle East Journalist Robert Fisk to Speak at Campus Forum


Prominent Middle East Journalist Robert Fisk to Speak at Campus Forum
Robert Fisk will provide his analysis of the United States and its current role in the Middle East affairs during a campus forum on Nov. 16.

As a Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk is one of few journalists who has interviewed Osama bin Laden. His decades in journalism have included in-depth coverage of the Iranian Revolution, the Iran-Iraq War, three Gulf wars and numerous other international conflicts.

Fisk will provide his analysis of the United States and its current role in the Middle East affairs during a campus forum on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at noon in the Bronco Student Center, Centaurus Room.

This lecture is part of the university's free Campus Forum series, which brings speakers to campus to discuss topics of current and pertinent interest.

Since 1988, Fisk has reported for The Independent in the United Kingdom. He has received 28 British and foreign press awards, including the Johns Hopkins SIAS-CIBA prize for international journalism and the Overall Winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Awards in 1998.

Fisk has resided in the Middle East for 28 years. He speaks fluent Arabic, allowing him broad access to sources and information. He has authored several books including his latest, The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East.

For more information, call Saul Landau, director of digital media and international outreach programs, at (909) 869-3115.