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From the release:

    “Reporting Terrorism, the Iraq Conflict and the Middle East”
    Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. at the National Press Club

    Has the U.S. initiative in Iraq helped keep radical Islam and terrorists’ actions from recurring in the United States? How does the Sunni-Shiite rivalry in Iraq impact key issues in the Middle East and the world today? What are nations in the region doing to contain Iran? How effectively have news reports helped Americans understand the players in the region? The Newseum and the National Press Club present a panel discussion with journalists and experts looking at Middle Eastern dynamics – past and present – to sort out the players, look at the future and examine the news media’s role in explaining the conflict. Panelists: Donatella Lorch, former foreign correspondent for The New York Times and Newsweek; Judith Kipper, director, Middle East Forum, Council on Foreign Relations; Howard La Franchi, foreign affairs writer and diplomatic correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor; and Shibley Telhami, Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland-College Park.