“From Beirut to Kabul: War, Occupation, and Resistance”
a talk by journalist Nir Rosen
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
University of Texas at Austin
Thompson Conference Center auditorium (TCC 1.110)
TCC is next to the LBJ School at Red River and Dean Keeton.
There is free convenient parking for motorists in the large lots along Red River. http://www.utexas.edu/cee/tcc/img/maps/TCCparkingmMap.pdf
The conference center is on Bicycle Route 42; see http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/bicycle/downloads/bicycle%20map_07.pdf.
For bus routes, use the trip planner at http://www.capmetro.org/.
Independent journalist Nir Rosen will speak about his reporting in Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan — sectarianism and civil war, occupation and resistance, terrorism and counterinsurgency. His most recent book, Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America’s Wars in the Muslim World, was just released last month by Nation Books.
Rosen, a Fellow at the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law, is also the author of The Triumph of the Martyrs: A Reporter’s Journey into Occupied Iraq. His work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and Rolling Stone, and his documentary film “No End in Sight” about the occupation of Iraq won a Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Rosen is a frequent guest on Democracy Now!, CNN, al Jazeera International, and various other television and radio shows in the United States and abroad.
Rosen has traveled extensively in the Middle East and Central Asia, including more than two years in Iraq reporting on the American occupation, the relationship between Americans and Iraqis, the development of postwar Iraqi religious and political movements, interethnic and sectarian relations, and the Iraqi civil war. His reporting on the origins and development of Islamist resistance, insurgency, and terrorist organizations has also taken him to Afghanistan, Somalia, Jordan, and Pakistan.
Articles, interviews, and information about Rosen’s book are online at:
The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Palestine Solidarity Committee, Third Coast Activist Resource Center, Department of Government, School of Journalism, and International Socialist Organization. For more information, go to http://www.utpalestine.org/.