Owen Bennett-Jones talk


Thu, 23/05/2013 -
17:00 to 18:00
Canal House, St Peter's College, Bulwark's Lane

“Owen Bennett-Jones has been leading the BBC's coverage of the elections in Pakistan and will be back for a brief visit to the UK. His brilliant and  pungent  reporting and commentary is founded on many years of experience living in Pakistan where he has tracked the struggle to find stability and prosperity in a part of the world that is mostly defined by the vocabulary of terrorism.  Owen Bennett-Jones has slipped out of Pakistan before – to  report on the civil war in Syria. So he has much to say...do come.” Mark Damazer, Master of St Peter’s

As a BBC Middle East correspondent, Owen is known for his ability to make complicated subjects accessible. He has written for several British newspapers, including The Guardian, Financial Times and The Independent as well as the London Review of Books. Recipient of a Sony Radio Gold Award for News Journalist of the Year in 2008 and the 2009 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association’s Journalist of the Year Award, he covered Europe and Asia before specialising in the Middle East where he has written from Pakistan, Lebanon and Syria. Author of Pakistan: Eye of the Storm, in 2012 he was a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton, teaching international reporting.

If you would like to attend please contact Linda Lee-Wright (linda.lee-wright@spc.ox.ac.uk). Refreshments will be served.

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