No Turning Back: Rania Abouzeid

March 19, 2019 // 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.

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Award winning journalist Rania Abouzeid has covered the Middle East for more than 15 years. Abouzeid shares her perspective on how eight years of war in Syria have reshaped the region—and impacted the entire world. Check out Abouzeid’s new book on the Syrian war, “No Turning Back,” named by The New York Times as a Notable Book of 2018 and by the Financial Times as one of the Best Books of 2018.

Books will be available for purchase after the presentation, and there will be an opportunity to have them signed by the author.

About the Speaker

As a journalist with well over fifteen years experience in the Middle East, Rania Abouzeid knows the history of the region, how it impacts current events and how social and cultural conditions shape today’s news.

Born in New Zealand, Abouzeid grew up in Australia and was schooled there, but is the daughter of Lebanese immigrants. She traveled to Beirut during its civil war for family vacations. Even in war, there was life in Beirut, a childhood lesson that guides her work.

Abouzeid is a print and television journalist, fluent in Arabic. She has been honored with half a dozen awards including the 2015 Michael Kelly Award, the 2014 George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting, and the 2013 Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism. Her first documentary, Syria: Behind Rebel Lines, won a Canadian Screen Award. Shortlisted for at least a dozen other international accolades, including thrice a finalist for the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents and twice for the One World Media International Journalist of the Year, she has received fellowships from the European Council on Foreign Relations, New America, and the Ochberg at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Abouzeid has been invited to writing residencies at Yaddo and the Carey Institute’s non-fiction program, both in New York, to work on her first book, No Turning Back. Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria.

Abouzeid has written for TIME, the New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, National Geographic, Foreign Policy, Politico, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, The Australian, CSM, and a host of other publications, and have appeared on France 24, BBC, CBC, CBS, PBS, Al-Jazeera and Channel 4 to name a few television and radio outlets. She has given talks and participated in panel discussions at Princeton, New America, John Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies, Harvard University and many other institutions in the US and Europe.