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Anthony Shadid Event Audio Recording and Video

Mr. Shadid spoke in Houston at Rice University on October 28, 2011, about his eyewitness reporting on the Arab revolutions that have swept across the Middle East this year. A large crowd attended the talk. This was part of the AAEF sponsored Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University lecture series on "The Arab World: History, Politics and Culture Lecture Series."

From Mr. Shadid's website:

Anthony Shadid is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. Until December 2009, he served as the Baghdad bureau chief of the Washington Post. Over a 15-year career, he has reported from most countries in the Middle East.

Shadid won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2004 for his coverage of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the occupation that followed. He won the Pulitzer Prize again in 2010 for his coverage of Iraq as the United States began its withdrawal. In 2007, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Lebanon. He has also received the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ award for deadline writing (2004), the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire service reporting from abroad (2004) and the George Polk Award for foreign reporting (2003).

Shadid is the author of two books, Legacy of the Prophet: Despots, Democrats and the New Politics of Islam, published by Westview Press in December 2000. His second book, Night Draws Near: Iraq’s People in the Shadow of America’s War, was published in September 2005 by Henry Holt. He is currently working on a third book, still untitled, set in his family’s ancestral village in southern Lebanon.

Listen to a Recording of Mr. Shadid's Talk

An audio file of Mr. Shadid's talk during his visit to Houston in November is available on the Arab Voices radio show website at under the Archives tab found on the left navigation bar. Choose the 2011 Archives link, and then scroll down to the November 30 archive article.

The link to the specific audio file is

View a Video of the Talk

A video is available below.

Anthony Shadid
from Ali Aoudi on Vimeo.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Speaker Anthony Shadid at Rice University, October 28, 2011

Anthony Shadid, "What My Eyes Can See: Covering the Arab Revolution"

Anthony Shadid is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 and again in 2010 for his dispatches from Iraq. To view his writings and find information about his books, see

Date: Friday, October 28          Time
: 6:30 p.m.

Location : Grand Hall in the Rice Memorial Center (Student Center).

Rice Memorial Center is Building 62 on the map.

Map to Event:

Rice University is located at 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005.  The campus is surrounded by Main Street, Greenbriar Street, Rice, Sunset and University Boulevards.

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