Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Overseas Press Club of America 
Overseas Press Club of America 
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Middle East Hands Reunion 

The OPC and International House are pleased to host a major gathering of foreign correspondents who covered the Middle East over the past five decades to discuss the future of the region and media coverage in the wake of recent geopolitical changes. 

Moderator: Deborah Amos, the OPC’s first vice president, a long-time Middle East correspondent who now reports on refugees and immigration for NPR News.


Mohamad Bazzi, an associate professor of journalism at New York University and a former Middle East bureau chief at Newsday. He is writing a book on the proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Leila Fadel, the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, most recently was National Public Radio’s international correspondent based in Cairo, Egypt. From 2011 to 2012, she was Cairo bureau chief for The Washington Post, where she reported on a wave of revolts and aftermaths in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria.

Farnaz Fassihi, senior writer at The Wall Street Journal focusing on the UN & global diplomacy after 14 years of covering wars and uprisings in the Middle East.

Ben Taub, a contributor to The New Yorker on jihadism in Europe and the war in Syria.

Calvin Sims, president and CEO of International House who also serves as the OPC's second vice president, will deliver welcome remarks.

Please check this page or our website closer to the date for a full list of speakers.