Long-Time ABC News Correspondent to Discuss Israel and the Palestinians

Contact: Ann Deveney, 617/353-2240 | devenea@bu.edu

(Boston) — Robert Zelnick, Boston University journalism department chair and professor, will discuss the results of his recent fact-finding trip in a presentation entitled “Israel and the Palestinians: Can Peace be Achieved Unilaterally?” The October 14 event is part of the BU College of Communication‘s Conversations: A Distinguished Lecture Series.

An award-winning former ABC news correspondent, Zelnick spent most of August in the Middle East, where he witnessed the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza. He is writing a book on the Israeli withdrawal and its political fallout.

The author of several books, Zelnick is widely published in newspapers, magazines, and scholarly journals. During his 21 years at ABC News, he served as the network’s correspondent in Moscow and Tel Aviv.

The Conversations distinguished-lecturer series was developed by College of Communication Dean John Schulz to foster discussion about contemporary communication issues among students, scholars, and working professionals. Past lecturers have included Academy Award-winning producer Sam Jaffe, ABC’s Ted Koppel, Burson-Marsteller president and CEO Chris Komisarjevsky, and Geoffrey Nyarota, a Nieman fellow at Harvard University.

The event is free and open to the public. For further information, please call 617-353-3484 or 617-353-4198.

Event: Conversation: An Afternoon with Robert Zelnick
“Israel and the Palestinians: Can Peace be Achieved Unilaterally?”
Date: Friday, October 14, 2005
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Boston University College of Communication
Auditorium, Room 101
640 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass.