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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Glenn Frankel to Speak at CGS

January 24th, 2014 in Arts, Lectures, Talk 0 comments

The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning presents Glenn Frankel. He will be doing a lecture, discussion, and book-signing on his most recent book, “The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend” on Thursday, February 6th from 4 to 6PM.

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Frankel is director of the School of Journalism and G.B. Dealey Regents Professor in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He was a longtime Washington Post reporter, editor and bureau chief in Jerusalem, London and Southern Africa, and he won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for “balanced and sensitive reporting” of Israel and the first Palestinian uprising.

He also served as editor of the Washington Post Magazine, deputy national news editor and Richmond, Va., bureau chief. His first book, Beyond the Promised Land: Jews and Arabs on the Hard Road to a New Israel, won the National Jewish Book Award. His second, Rivonia’s Children: Three Families and the Cost of Conscience in White South Africa, was a finalist for the Alan Paton Award, South Africa’s most prestigious literary prize. (www.glennfrankel.com)

CGS Humanities professor Kevin Stoehr will kick off the event with some words on his book “Ride, Boldly Ride: History of the American Western Movie” which features a preface by Clint Eastwood.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in CGS room 511.

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