March 6, 2017

War Correspondent Scott Anderson Visits Penn

On February 21 at 6: 00 pm, Scott Anderson, a journalist and war correspondent, delivered a lecture entitled “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart” in Perry World House, which drew a large audience. The talk which was co-organized by the Middle East Center, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis reporting, and the South Asia Center, was based on the article with the same name; the longest published article to be featured in New York Times Magazine. The article is the fruit of three years of reporting of the developments in the Middle East from the 2003 intervention in Iraq until today. Around sixty attendees listened to Scott Anderson’s talk. The audience consisted mainly of Penn students and their professors. Two classes “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East after the Arab Uprisings” and “Finding Voice: Perspectives On Race, Class & Gender were present with their professors during the talk. After the talk Scott gave generously of his time to the students who posed many thoughtful and interesting questions. The following morning Scott gave a lecture in a more intimate setting in Dr. Almallah’s morning class “Arabic Readings in the Social Sciences and the Media”.