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Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East

In conversation with Warren Olney
Co-presented with KCRW 89.9 FM
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Episode Summary
Drawing on 35 years of reporting-through wars, revolutions and uprisings-one of America's most prescient journalists offers an insightful reckoning of the changes wracking the Middle East and their impact on its and America's future.

Participant(s) Bio
Robin Wright, who covers foreign policy for The Washington Post, has reported from over 140 countries for The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, CBS News, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times and others. She has covered a dozen wars and revolutions in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. She was named journalist of the year by the American Academy of Diplomacy and received the U.N. Correspondents Association Gold Medal for coverage of international affairs. Wright also won the National Press Club award for diplomatic reporting, the National Magazine Award for reportage from Iran in The New Yorker, and the Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initia­tive." The recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant, Ms. Wright has been a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale, Duke, Stanford and others. A frequent television commentator, Wright is also the acclaimed author of The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam, Flashpoints: Promise and Peril in a New World, and In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade.