Middlebury

New Yorker correspondent and author Jeffrey Goldberg to speak April 23

April 11, 2007

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - On Monday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m., Washington correspondent for The New Yorker and author Jeffrey Goldberg will deliver a lecture titled "Israel, Iran and the Future of Terrorism." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Dana Auditorium in Sunderland Language Center, located on College Street (Route 125).

Goldberg's recent book, "Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide," published in 2006, received critical acclaim from reviewers at the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Slate Magazine. As a correspondent for The New Yorker, Goldberg was the recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize; the Overseas Press Club award for best human rights reporting, for his coverage of the crimes of Saddam Hussein; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism. He is also the recipient of the 2005 Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.

Goldberg joined The New Yorker in 2000. Prior to that, he was a writer for The New York Times Magazine, covering the Middle East and Africa. He has also covered the mafia for New York Magazine, served as the New York bureau chief of the Forward, a Jewish-American newspaper, and been a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. He began his career as a police reporter for The Washington Post.

Over the past seven years, Goldberg's reporting has taken him to Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as to Upper Egypt, Syria, the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon and the Gaza Strip and West Bank. He has interviewed leaders of Hezbullah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Islam and the Taliban.

For more information, contact Assistant Director of the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Charlotte Tate at 802-443-5795 or tate@middlebury.edu.