Lara Logan, chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, will discuss U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East with Alon-Ben Meir, a senior fellow at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs on Monday, September 19.
The one-hour conversation begins at 6:30 p.m. at the NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South 4th Floor, at the corner of LaGuardia Place) and is open to the general public and the media. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
The event is co-presented by the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at New York University and the Center for Global Affairs at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS).
Dr. Ben-Meir and Ms. Logan will discuss the Arab Spring, focusing on the progress made in Egypt since the ousting of President Mubarak and its impact in the Arab world; the repercussions of United States policy in Afghanistan and how the U.S. can best achieve its goals there; and the current situation in Iran and its potential to become a nuclear power.
Dr. Alon Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East politics and affairs, specializing in peace negotiations between Israel and Arab states. He has been directly involved in various negotiations between Israel and its neighboring countries.
Ms. Logan joined CBS in 2002 as a correspondent and a contributor to "60 Minutes II" (2002-04). She has been CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent since February 2006; she became a correspondent for "60 Minutes" the same year. She reports regularly for the "CBS Evening News" and periodically appears on "The Early Show" and "Face The Nation" in addition to her "60 Minutes" duties.
Her reporting has brought her face to face with the day's most diverse, relevant and intriguing issues. Most recently, Logan received the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting. She received the David Bloom Award for excellence in enterprise reporting in 2008, and the 2007 Association of International Broadcasters' Best International News Story Award for her report on the Taliban. She has won an Emmy Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and twice received the RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Seating for this event is limited and RSVP is required – please go to http://www.nyu.edu/brademas/email/LaraLogan.html. Media wishing to attend should contact the NYU press officer listed with this release.