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CANCELLED: Reese Erlich: The Iran Crisis
March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cancelled due to BC coronavirus policy
The US assassination of Iranian General Suleimani sent shockwaves through the Middle East. Over a million Iranians commemorated his death, and tens of thousands of Iraqis demanded withdrawal of US troops from their country. The US and Iran came close to war. Peabody award winning freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich, who has reported from Iran since 2000, will offer his first hand observations on the current crisis and how US foreign policy must change.
Talks by Reese Erlich in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Tuesday, March 10, 12:30 pm: “The Iran Crisis”
Harvard University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 38 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tuesday, March 10, 5:00 pm: “A journalist’s perspective on US foreign policy during the Trump era”
Wellesley College, Library Lecture Room
CANCELLED: Wednesday, March 11, 4:30-6:00 pm: “A Report on Iran”
Brown University, True North room, Watson Institute’s Stephen Robert Hall, 280 Brook Street, Providence. Brown Center for Middle East Studies
About Reese Erlich
Reese Erlich’s history in journalism goes back over 45 years. He works as a fulltime print and broadcast journalist, filing for PRI, CBC (Canada), The Progressive, VICE News, and Foreign Policy, among others.
He writes a nationally distributed column “Foreign Correspondent,” which appears every two weeks in The Progressive, 48 Hills.org and other websites.
He received a Peabody Award in 2006 and “best depth reporting” awards in 2002 and 2006 from the Society of Professional Journalists (Northern California).
Erlich has authored five books on foreign affairs. His most recent is The Iran Agenda: The Real Story from Inside Iran and What’s Wrong with US Policy.
“I went to the local bookshop, and I went into the political section. I found two books. One was by Norman Solomon and Reese Erlich, and it was called Target Iraq. I read them cover to cover that weekend, and it basically convinced me that there was no real evidence for this war.”
— Katharine Gun, who revealed British government lies in the run up to the 2003 Iraq War, whose life is now portrayed in the feature film Official Secrets.