PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid will give a lecture titled “Stones Without People: Loss and Nostalgia in Lebanon, Iraq, and the Middle East,” Monday, April 12, 2010, at 7 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, Starr Auditorium.
After his remarks, Shadid will take questions from the audience. Doors open one hour prior to the event. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2004 for his coverage of the U.S. invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq. In 2007, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Lebanon.
He has also received the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ award for deadline writing (2004), the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad (2004) and the George Polk Award for foreign reporting (2003).
Shadid is the author of two books, Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats and the New Politics of Islam (Westview Press, 2000) and Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War (Henry Holt, 2005). He is working on a third book set in his family’s ancestral village in southern Lebanon.
Shadid’s appearance is a Peter Green Lecture on the Modern Middle East, funded by a gift from Peter B. Green, an alumnus, Brown parent, and former trustee of the University. The inaugural lecture in the series was delivered in 2008 by Ali A. Allawi, former senior minister in the post-Saddam government of Iraq and author of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace.