MIDDLE EAST REPORT: WAR & PEACE
Reporting on the War in Yemen & the Iran Nuclear Talks
Award-winning Journalist / Foreign Correspondent
Author, most recently, of Inside Syria (2014)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church, Parlor Room
305 N. California Avenue, Palo Alto
Free and open to all * Contributions requested * Wheelchair accessible
The US and Iran are headed into the final days of negotiating a nuclear agreement. Success or failure of the talks will have a huge impact on the region.
Journalist Reese Erlich has just returned from a reporting assignment in the Middle East, looking into US-Iran relations. He reported on the devastating war in Yemen and the on-going conflict in Syria. This briefing will be filled with fresh news and fresh insights as only Reese Erlich can deliver them.
The Briefing Room is a new series from Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. Held in an intimate space to encourage conversation and the exchange of ideas, the series will feature speakers with special insights into some of the most critical issues on our agenda.
Reese Erlich’s history in journalism goes back over 40 years. He worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, an investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco. Today he works as a full-time print and broadcast, freelance reporter. He reports regularly for National Public Radio, ABC (Australia),and Radio Deutsche Welle. His articles appear in Vice News and GlobalPost. His television documentaries have aired on PBS stations nationwide.
Erlich’s journalism has been honored with a Peabody Award and a Clarion Award presented by the Alliance for Women in Communication. His article about the U.S. use of depleted uranium ammunition was voted the eighth most censored story in America for 2003 by Project Censored at Sonoma State University.