The Middle East, Iran, and Afghanistan
Friday, January 16 2015
International affairs expert and award-winning journalist and author Robin Wright has reported from more than 140 countries for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London, CBS News, and The Christian Science Monitor. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, The Times (London), The Guardian (London),and The International Herald Tribune. The author of several books, her most recent book, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Revolution Across the Islamic Worldwas published in July 2011. A frequent radio and television guest on Middle East matters, Ms. Wright has appeared on network news programs for CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, NPR and such shows as PBS’ Nightly News Hour, Washington Week Today, Good Morning America, Nightline, Meet the Press, and Face the Nation. Among numerous awards, she won the UN Correspondents Association Gold Medal for coverage of foreign affairs, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Award for “best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative.” The American Academy of Diplomacy selected Ms. Wright as journalist of the year in 2004. She has been a fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Brookings Institution, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and at Yale University, Duke University, Stanford University, among others. She also lectures extensively in the U.S, Europe, and Asia.
The Practical Impact of Recent Supreme Court Decisions
Friday, February 20, 2015 Nationally recognized legal scholar and commentator Jonathan Turley holds the prestigious Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at George Washington University, the youngest chaired professor in the school’s history. He has written over 400 articles on legal and policy issues that appear regularly in national publications and in newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and USA Today as well as the leading laws reviews and journals of Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Northwestern and other schools. In addition to his extensive publications, Mr. Turley has served as counsel in some of the most notable laws cases in the last two decades in the U. S. and has served as a consultant on homeland security issues for members of Congress. Professor Turley is a frequent guest on Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday, and he also worked as the on-air legal analyst for NBC News and CBS News during the Clinton impeachment hearings and Bush/Gore election controversies. Mr. Turley often serves as a witness before the House and Senate on constitutional and statutory issues and tort reform legislation.