Scholar to Urge Xavier Audience to “See Our Common Humanity”

March 17, 2008

Robin Wright will speak at Xavier University on Sunday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Schiff Banquet & Conference Center on the University campus. This event is free and open to the public.    At 3:00 pm on April 13 she will hold an informal discussion with political science students and faculty in Long Recital Hall in the Edgecliff building on Xavier’s campus. The public is welcome to attend this, as well.


Wright will speak on “The Future of the Middle East: Dreams and Shadows.” Her presentation is part of Xavier’s 2007-2008 Ethics/Religion & Society (E/RS) lecture series.


Wright is the author of Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam and The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran. Her forthcoming book is Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East. She is currently the diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post. She has worked for a number of major newspapers in the United States and Great Britain including the Los Angeles Times, the Sunday Times of London and the Christian Science Monitor. In 2003, she was awarded the United Nations correspondents’ Gold Medal for coverage of international affairs. In that same year, she became a regular panelist on the “Meet The Press” roundtable on NBC.


This event is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee.


The purpose of the Ethics/Religion and Society program is to encourage ethical and/or religious analysis of socially significant issues.