Posted on Jan 31, 2008

Ramzy Baroud, veteran Palestinian-American journalist, former Al-Jazeera producer, and founder and editor-in-chief of the Palestine Chronicle, comes to campus Wednesday, Feb. 6 for a series of classroom and public events.

He will address issues of language manipulation in media reporting on Palestine and Israel 4:45-6:30 p.m. in Reamer Campus Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

His itinerary also includes a dinner with faculty; dinner with students at Green House, focusing on the Annapolis conference and its potential for success; and lunch with members of Campus Action. In Political Science Prof. Michele Angrist’s class on Middle East Politics, he will focus on the history of the Hamas movement; its evolution from a social movement to a political power player; and the roots of the clashes between Hamas and Fatah.

Baroud’s work has been published in hundreds of newspapers and journals around the world, including The Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia Inquirer, Seattle Times, Miami Herald, Japan Times and Al-Ahram Weekly. He has been a guest on numerous television programs, including CNN International, BBC, ABC Australia, NPR and Al-Jazeera.

Baroud’s 2002 book, “Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion,” received widespread international recognition. “The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of People’s Struggle” was published in 2006 by Pluto Press, also to critical acclaim. A guest speaker at top universities around the world, he has taught mass communication at Australia’s Curtin University of Technology.