Saturday, January 27, 2007

Don't miss this one. You won't get another chance.

The Park School brings amazing speakers to campus on a regular basis. It's one of the things we do best.

But next week, on February 8, we're setting new standards.

On Thursday night (Feb. 8), we're bringing to Ithaca College one of the world's best-respected and most accomplished journalists, Robert Fisk, as this year's Park Distinguished Visitor.

Fisk, the Middle East correspondent for the British newspaper, The Independent, is coming to Ithaca from Lebanon, solely to spend time with us here in the Park School. This is truly an extraordinary opportunity to hear one of the world's real experts talk bluntly and concretely about what's going on in our nation's war zones.

Fisk speaks fluent Arabic and is one of the only Western journalists to have interviewed Osama bin Laden -- not once, but three times.

He is also the recipient of 28 British and foreign press awards, more than any other British journalist, including six "foreign correspondent of the year" awards and two "journalist of the year" awards.

He is the author the best-selling Pity the Nation: The Abduction of Lebanon; The Great War for Civilisation - The Conquest of the Middle East; and two books on modern Irish history.

He'll be speaking in Emerson Suites, Thursday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. Come early. It's going to be crowded.


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