UNH Media Relations
DURHAM, N.H. - Award-winning Middle East journalist Dahr Jamail will share his experiences as an unembedded journalist in Iraq, his perspective on the U.S. military's surge strategy, and his work helping Iraq war veterans share their stories during a visit to the University of New Hampshire Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008.
The event will be held at noon in the UNH Memorial Union Building, Theatre I. After the presentation, all are invited to join Jamail for a reception at the UNH Smith Hall Peace Gallery. The presentation and reception are free and open to the public.
Jamail has reported on the Iraq war since 2003, and is the author of "Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq." His reporting from Iraq has earned him numerous awards, including the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Award for
Journalism, James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, and four Project Censored awards. His stories have been published in The Nation, Sunday Herald in Scotland, DemocracyNow.com, Al-Jazeera, and The Guardian. He also has appeared on National Public Radio.
The event is sponsored by UNH Smith Hall, UNH Department of Communication, UNH Provost's Office, the New Hampshire Peace Action Education Fund, American Friends Service Committee NH, Gibson's Bookstore, New Hampshire Citizens Alliance, and Haymarket Books.
For more information, contact Taras Ferencevych, UNH Smith Hall, (603) 862-1123, or Anne Miller, director of NH Peace Action, (603) 520-0839. For more information about Jamail's reporting, visit http://dahrjamailiraq.com/.