Best-selling author and journalist Robert Fisk to speak at UM-Dearborn Dec. 20

December 15, 2006

DEARBORN / Dec. 15, 2006---Best-selling author and journalist Robert Fisk will discuss "The Middle East: The Roots and Realities of Enduring Conflict(s)" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Kochoff Hall, in the campusís University Center.

A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. After the lecture, Fisk will sign copies of his book.

Fisk is the author of The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East; In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the Price of Neutrality, 1939-1945; Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon; and The Point of No Return: The Strike Which Broke the British in Ulster.

An eyewitness to events in Lebanon and the Middle East since 1976, Fisk is a Middle East correspondent for the British daily, The Independent. He holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent.

Fisk has an interest in Armenian communities in Lebanon and neighboring Middle Eastern countries. He devoted a full chapter in his most recent book to "The First Holocaust," telling the story of the Armenian genocide during World War I.

Fiskís talk is sponsored by UM-Dearbornís Armenian Research Center and the Center for Arab American Studies, as well as the Armenian National Committee of Michigan.

For more information about the event, contact Gerald E. Ottenbreit at 313-593-5181 or Sriya Shrestha at 313-583-6334.


The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers' views.


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