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Laila Al-Arian to Speak at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Laila Al-Arian, writer and producer for Al Jazeera English in Washington, D.C., will speak at Le Moyne College on Saturday, Nov. 12, at noon in the Reilley Room. Her talk is titled “Televising the Revolutions: The Role of the Media in the Arab Spring.”

Al-Arian holds a master’s degree from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Alternet, The Independent, The Guardian, The Australian, United Press International, and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Al-Arian is the author, with Chris Hedges, of “Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians.” The book is based on their 2007 Nation magazine investigative piece "The Other War," which was selected as one of Project Censored's 25 most important undercovered news stories of 2008.

Her talk is free and open to the public. It is part of the 23rd Annual Peace Studies Conference being held at Le Moyne. For information on the conference, visit the CNY Peace Studies Consortium website at peaceconsortium.org.

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posted on: 10/19/2011