Sept. 23 — talk, “Israel and the New Middle East”

Contact: 233-0556 or 863-5354

Where and when: UVM DAVIS CENTER, SILVER MAPLE BALLROOM, 7 p.m.

Cost: $15

“ISRAEL AND THE NEW MIDDLE EAST”

With Pulitzer Prize nominee Bret Stephens

Deputy International Editor, The Wall Street Journal, and former Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post

 

Mr. Stephens is the Wall Street Journal‘s Deputy Editorial Page Editor (International) and the paper’s principal columnist on foreign affairs.  He oversees the work of the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal Europe and Wall Street Journal Asia and of the Far Eastern Economic Review.  His “Global View” column, which he began writing in 2006, appears every Tuesday.  He is a member of the paper’s editorial board and writes many of the paper’s unsigned editorials on foreign affairs.  He is also a regular panelist on the Journal Editorial Report, a weekly political talk show carried nationally by the Fox News Channel.

Mr. Stephens began his career at Commentary magazine and later joined the Journal as an op-ed editor in 1998, where we worked first in New York and later in Brussels.  From March 2002 to October 2004 Mr. Stephens was editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed at age 28.  At the Post, he was responsible for the paper’s news, editorial, electronic and international divisions.  He also wrote a weekly column.

In 2005, Mr. Stephens was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, where he was previously a media fellow.  He is the recipient of a prize for commentary from the South Asian Journalists Association for his coverage of the 2005 earthquake in Kashmir, and of the Frank Knox Media Award for his coverage of U.S. military affairs.  He is the 2008 winner of the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Mr. Stephens’s television appearances include The Charlie Rose Show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, the Brian Lehrer Show, CNN, the BBC and Fox.  He has been the subject of news stories, interviews and profiles in The New York Times, the New York Observer, the Boston Globe, The Marker (Israel), Il Foglio (Italy) and Die Zeit (Germany), among other publications.

Mr. Stephens has reported stories from around the world, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Gaza, Egypt, China, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa. He has interviewed dozens of world leaders, among them every Israeli Prime Minister since Shimon Peres.

Mr. Stephens was in raised in Mexico City and educated at Middlesex School, The University of Chicago and the London School of Economics.  He lives in New York City with his wife and children.

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