Humanities Institute

Lawrence Wright is a featured speaker for Difficult Dialogues Public Discussion Series

Tue, March 29, 2011 | AVAYA Auditorium, ACES Building, UT Campus 201 E.24th Street

7:00 PM

Lawrence Wright
Lawrence Wright

Lawrence Wright shares his experiences as a journalist in the Middle East. Wright’s presentation will conclude with responses by Jason Brownlee, associate professor of government and expert on Egypt, and Glenn Frankel, director of the School of Journalism and former Washington Post editor and foreign correspondent. A question and answer session, book signing and reception will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.

Mr. Wright is the 2010-2011 Cline Visiting Professor in the Humanities.

An esteemed author, screenwriter, playwright, and staff writer for The New Yorker, Wright won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.  He has also won the National Magazine Award for Reporting. To learn more about Lawrence Wright please visit his personal website.


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