Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink with Omar El Akkad, author of American War
Mar 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 6:00
Join Oregon Humanities for an onstage conversation with Omar El Akkad and Emily Harris about the challenges of reporting from the Middle East for Western audiences. How can audiences be made to care about people and places that they can safely ignore? Our guests have many years of experience reporting from Afghanistan, Egypt, and Israel.
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Oregon Humanities presents Think & Drink Mar 20 at The Alberta Rose Theatre
March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Alberta Rose Theatre: 3000 NE Alberta Street
Phone Public: 503-719-6055
Tickets at www.albertarosetheatre.com & 503-764-4131
Think & Drink is an onstage conversation series that explores provocative ideas and fresh perspectives. The 2018–19 series features conversations with renowned writers about questions relating to journalism and justice.
Omar El Akkad is an award-winning journalist and author, who has covered the war in Afghanistan, military trials in Guantanamo Bay, the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri. In 2018, El Akkad’s debut novel, American War, was awarded the Oregon Book Award for fiction. more >>>
Interviewer Emily Harris is is a reporter and producer for the Center for Investigative Reporting’s podcast, Reveal. She previously served as an NPR international correspondent, based first in Berlin and later in Jerusalem. Harris helped start and host “Think Out Loud,” Oregon Public Broadcasting’s daily public affairs talk show. more >>>
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