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Georgie Anne Geyer to speak Nov. 5

Journalist Georgie Anne Geyer will present "Where is the World Going?" at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in Hall Auditorium.

The event is free but tickets are required, as seating is limited. Tickets are available at 7 p.m. at the Hall Auditorium box office on the day of the lecture.

Geyer’s career as a foreign correspondent has been distinguished by her probing analysis of political upheavals and by her many "firsts": Along with being the first Westerner to meet Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, she has often been the first to interview other world leaders. She has been jailed in Angola for writing about that country’s civil war and threatened with death by Guatemala’s White Hand death squad. She was the first to predict the guerilla movements in Latin America in the 1960s; in the summer of 1973 she told the Israeli foreign minister that Egypt was about to attack (Egypt attacked that October).

Geyer is the author of five books, including Buying the Night Flight, an autobiography of her experience as one of the first women foreign correspondents, and the forthcoming Americans No More: The Death of Citizenship In America. Her book Guerilla Prince: The Untold Story of Fidel Castro, is considered the "definitive biography" of Cuba’s leader.

Winner of numerous awards for distinguished journalism, she was recently inducted into the Gridiron Club and the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. She has worked with the Chicago Daily News, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Star and is currently a syndicated columnist with Universal Press Syndicate, writing on domestic and foreign affairs.

For more information contact Lana Kay Rosenberg, 9-2730 or rosenblk@muohio.edu or visit www.muohio.edu/lecture.

Date Published: 10/25/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 13

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