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Independent Journalist Jamail at UMaine Thursday Sept. 28; Will Provide First-person Perspectives on War in Iraq

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — Dahr Jamail, an independent journalist who has spent eight months covering the war in Iraq, will make two presentations at the University of Maine on Thursday, Sept. 28. Jamail will provide, from his unique perspective, his thoughts on the current political and cultural situation in Iraq, along with first-person accounts of what he has seen in covering this war and other conflicts in the Middle East.

His UMaine presentations are scheduled as follows:

“Update on Iraq and the Future Plans for the Middle East”

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Bangor Room, Memorial Union

Part of the Marxist and Socialist Studies Lecture Series

“The Ground Truth Today in Iraq: Report from an Independent Journalist”

7:30 p.m. (reception to follow)

Room 100, Donald P. Corbett Business Building

Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Memorial Lecture

Jamail’s visit to UMaine is funded by the Schonberger Memorial Lecture Fund and the Distinguished Lecture Series Cultural Affairs Fund at UMaine.

He has reported for various international news organizations, including BBC, InterPress Service, the Asia Times, The Nation, The Guardian, Pacifica Radio, Democracy Now!, Air America and Radio Hong Kong.

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