USD to Host Lecture By World-Renowned Journalist

SAN DIEGO, CA: The University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice will host Robin Wright, journalist, author, political analyst, as the next speaker in the Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series. Wright will speak on December 1st at 7:00 p.m. about “From the Frontlines: The Challenges of Getting to the Truth.”

Robin Wright, who has reported from 140 countries, will share firsthand insights as a journalist and policy analyst covering wars, revolutions and uprisings with that the Overseas Press Club has called “exceptional courage and initiative.” She will reveal what she believes it takes to get to the truth and understand the complexities of any conflict.

Wright has reported from six continents for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs and others. Her foreign tours have included the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. Wright has been a fellow at Yale, Duke, Stanford, Brookings, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Among many awards, she won the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Award for "best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative." The American Academy of Diplomacy selected her as the journalist of the year in 2004. Her latest book is Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World. All of her books are featured at A frequent television commentator, she is also the author of Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran, Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam, and In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade.

The Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series is a forum for high-level national and international leaders and policymakers to share their knowledge and perspectives on issues related to peace and justice.

This event is free and open to the public and press. Reservations are required at
or call (619) 260-7509 by November 30.

WHO: Robin Wright
Journalist, Author, Foreign Policy Analyst

WHAT: A lecture entitled “From the Frontlines: The Challenges of Getting to the Truth.”

WHERE: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110

WHEN: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Jeryldine Tully
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