College of Liberal Arts

Author Who Chronicled History of Al-Qaeda to Speak at Humanities Institute Events

Tuesday Mar 29, 2011 7:00 PM | Avaya Auditorium, ACES Building, Speedway at 24th

The Humanities Institute presents three public events featuring Lawrence Wright, the 2010-11 Cline Visiting Professor in the Humanities, author, playwright and staff writer for The New Yorker. The event is co-sponsored by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and Texas Performing Arts.

Wright won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for his book "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11." All events are free and open to the public.

Feb. 16:  Discussion of "My Trip to Al-Qaeda"
Screening and discussion of the documentary film, "My Trip to Al-Qaeda" written and performed by Lawrence Wright, and directed by Academy-Award-winner Alex Gibney. This event is part of the Humanities Institute Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series. A book signing and reception will follow.
When:  7:30 p.m.
Where: Avaya Auditorium, ACES Bldg. UT Campus

 Feb. 17: Keynote lecture: "How Al-Qaeda Ends: The Future of Terror Ten Years After 9/11"
The conference will include a panel discussion, reception, book signing, and the National Theatre of Scotland’s performance of Black Watch. The event is co-sponsored by the UT School of Law. Go to this website to register for this free conference.
When: 4 p.m.
Where: Eidman Courtroom, University of Texas School of Law. Registration required.

March 29: Featured Speaker, Difficult Dialogues Public Discussion Series
Wright shares his experiences as a journalist in the Middle East. His talk will be followed by a Q&A and a reception.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Avaya Auditorium, ACES Bldg. UT Campus

Co-sponsors include the College of Liberal Arts, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and Texas Performing Arts. The Cline Visiting Professorship is made possible through the vision and generosity of the late Professor C.L. and Henriette F. Cline.
For more information, visit the Humanities Institute website.

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