Speaker: Dr Robert Fisk
Journalist, Author, Commentator
Terrorism, Occupation and Human Rights
SATURDAY, 1 October 2005, 5:30PM-7:00PM
Elder Hall, THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,
NORTH TERRACE, ADELAIDE SA
About Dr Robert Fisk
Dr Robert Fisk is regarded as one of the world’s foremost international journalists. Since 1988, Dr. Fisk has been the Middle East correspondent for the Independent in the UK. He has been honoured with 28 British and foreign press awards, including the Johns Hopkins SIAS-CIBA prize for international journalism, and the Overall Winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Awards in 1998.
At the risk of his own life, he has endeavoured to bring truth and understanding to international affairs and conflicts. He has resided in the Middle East for 28 years, and has covered the Iranian Revolution, the Iran-Iraq War, three Gulf wars, and many other international conflicts. Dr. Fisk is the author of two books on Irish history, as well as Pity the Nation, tracing the history of the Lebanon war. He is about to release his new book The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Dr Fisk is in Australia to deliver the inaugural Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Adelaide University.