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The Future of Mideast as US withdraws: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Israel-Palestine

February 11, 2019
5:30 PM MST - 7:30 PM MST
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University Club Denver
1673 Sherman St
Denver, CO 80203
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Event Details:

5:30-6:00PM Member-Only Reception with Speaker

6:00-7:30PM Presentation and Audience Q&A

About the Speaker:

Trudy Rubin is the Worldview columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and a member of The Inquirer’s editorial board. Her column appears twice weekly in The Inquirer and runs in many other U.S. newspapers.

In 2017 and in 2001 Ms. Rubin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary.  In 2016 she received the Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club of America. In 2010 she received the Arthur Ross Award for international commentary from the American Academy of Diplomacy. In 2008 she won the Edward Weintal award for International Reporting.

She is the author of Willful Blindness:The Bush Administration and Iraq. Ms. Rubin has special expertise on the Middle East and travels abroad frequently. In recent years, she has reported from Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon, Turkey, Afghanistan, Russia, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as well as from E.U. countries affected by terrorism and refugee flows.

Before coming to The Inquirer in December 1983, she was Middle East correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor covering Israel and the Arab world and lived in Jerusalem and Beirut. Earlier, she was a national correspondent for The Monitor, covering election campaigns and national political and social issues. Prior to that she was a staff writer on American politics for The Economist of London.

In 1993, Ms. Rubin was a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. In 1990 she was invited as an exchange journalist to the Moscow News in Moscow. She spent 1975-6 as a fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University as a participant in the program for senior diplomats started by Henry Kissinger. In 1974-5, she was an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow in Cairo and Beirut. She holds a B.A. from Smith College and an Msc.(Econ) from The  London School of Economics. In 2007 she was awarded the Smith College Medal for outstanding alumnae.                     




$85.00 Prospective Member

$35.00 WorldDenver Members

$35.00 Member Guest Ticket