WRITER: VITALIS TORWEL
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 18, 2002
Veteran journalist Linda Fasulo to speak at UI Oct. 25
Fasulo, a veteran journalist and author who specializes in the United Nations
(UN) and U.S. foreign policy, will speak at the University of Iowa Friday,
Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. in Room 101, Biology Building East, on the corner of Iowa
Avenue and Dubuque Street. She will address a range of issues including Sept.
11, Iraq and the buildup to war, the role of the UN, media coverage of international
affairs and women's issues. The presentation, entitled,
"A Conversation with Linda Fasulo," is free and open to the public.
Her lecture is co-sponsored by UI International Programs, School of Journalism
and Mass Communication, College of Law, University Lecture Committee, and
public radio stations WSUI-AM and KSUI-FM.
Fasulo is UN correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. In addition, her news
reports can usually be heard on National Public Radio (NPR) several times
a week, and she is special UN correspondent for U.S. News and World Report.
She is the author of "Representing America: Experiences of the U.S. Diplomats
at the UN," and she is currently writing a book on the UN for Yale University
Based at the UN, Fasulo has first-hand experience and knowledge of global
issues. On Sept. 11, 2001, Fasulo was on site at the World Trade Center covering
the terror attack on the U.S. and has continued to cover U.S. foreign policy
and the latest international news. Besides terrorism, Fasulo is well-versed
in major topics such as the UN in a post-Sept. 11 world, the U.S.-UN relationship,
the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, peacekeeping and other "hotspot"
topics, as well as women's issues and human rights.
For more information or special accommodation to attend this lecture, call
Kate Corcoran, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at (319) 335-1406.