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For Release Upon Receipt - September 16, 2009
Contact: Lauren Domingos, 617-358-1688, ldomingo@bu.edu

Award-Winning Journalist Christopher Dickey to Speak at Boston University

Boston – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University, together with the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, will host an evening with acclaimed Newsweek journalist and award-winning author Christopher Dickey. Dickey currently serves as Newsweek's Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor, reporting on European politics, economy, society and new technologies, as well as developing stories throughout North Africa, the near East and the Persian Gulf. He has been an integral part of the coverage of the War on Terror since September 11, 2001. His career has taken him from the mountain forests of Nicaragua, where he traveled with the Contra rebels in the 1980s, to Israel at the height of the suicide bombings in 2002. Dickey's papers are a new acquisition to the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. The event is open to the public and will include a lecture, reception and exhibition of his collection.

Event Details

Title: The Friends Speaker Series Featuring Christopher Dickey
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Time: R5:30 PM
Location: Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: Free to Friends of the Library members and BU students; $25 per person for the public
Contact: For tickets/more information, call 617-353-3696 or email archives@bu.edu

Prior to his post at Newsweek, Dickey worked for The Washington Post as Cairo Bureau Chief and Central America Bureau Chief. His weekly column, entitled "Shadowland", addresses counter-terrorism, espionage and the Middle East. He has also written for Foreign Affairs, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Wired, Rolling Stone, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and The New Republic, among other publications. Dickey is also a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and National Public Radio, as well as other television and radio networks.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theatre, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, email archives@bu.edu.