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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dahr Jamail Speaking at Penn

Dahr Jamail at Penn:
Monday October 22, 7:00 PM
Logan Hall
Ground Fl. Rm 17

Come hear Dahr Jamail, an independent journalist recently returned from Iraq, speak about his experiences.

Acclaimed independent journalist Dahr Jamail has covered the Middle East for more than four years. He has reported extensively from inside Iraq, and has also reported from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Jamail writes for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times, and many other outlets. Jamal was one of the few Western journalists to report from Fallujah during the siege, and he will provide a rare glimpse to the Penn community of the realities on the ground in Iraq.

Jamail is the author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, from Haymarket Books. From the book jacket:

"Dahr Jamail does us a great service, by taking us past the lies of our political leaders, past the cowardice of the mainstream press, into the streets, the homes, the lives of Iraqis living under US occupation. If what he has seen could be conveyed to all Americans, this ugly war in Iraq would quickly come to an end. A superb journalist."-Howard Zinn

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