Monday, July 28, 2008
The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Presents:
Robin Wright – National Security and Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Washington Post
Author of and Speaking on: "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East"
Absolut Clubhouse at Fenway Park (enter off Brookline Avenue)
Red Sox Nation & BoSox Members, $50
To register for this event please click here.
Robin Wright – Biographical Brief
Robin Wright has reported from more than a 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London, CBS News and The Christian Science Monitor. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and others.
Her foreign tours include the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and several years as a roving foreign correspondent. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions. She now covers U.S. foreign policy for The Washington Post.
Among several awards, Wright received the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, the National Magazine Award for reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, and the Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative" for coverage of African wars. She was named journalist of the year by the American Academy of Diplomacy, and won the National Press Club Award and the Weintal Prize for diplomatic reporting. Wright has also been the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant.
As an author, Ms. Wright has been a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Brookings Institution, Yale University, Duke University, Stanford University, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. She lectures extensively around the United States and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and PBS programs, including “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week,” “Nightline,” the “Newshour,” “Frontline,” and "Larry King Live.’
Among her books, "The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran" was selected as one of the 25 most memorable books of the year 2000. She is also the author of "Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam," "Flashpoints: Promise and Peril in a New World," and "In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade."