Montreal, October 16, 2019 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is delighted to announce an ambitious ten-city Canadian lecture tour by veteran foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk. The tour will start in Montreal on November 6, and will end in Vancouver on November 16. Dr. Fisk’s lectures, entitled “Tweets and ‘Deals of the Century’: How to join the Arab world's sectarian war under the guise of peace,” will focus on the chaos resulting from US President Trump’s indecipherable Mideast policy.
“We are delighted to offer Canadians the opportunity to hear such an incisive, experienced and intellectually rigorous analyst,” says CJPME president Thomas Woodley. Based in Beirut since 1976, Dr. Fisk has been the Middle East correspondent for the British newspaper The Independent since 1988. . He is the author of five books, including the seminal tome The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East (2005), Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War (1990) and The Age of the Warrior: Selected Writings (2008). He is a highly respected veteran of his profession because of his direct and uncompromising reporting and analysis. A pacifist, he believes the role of the journalist is to investigate and challenge authority, especially when an authority wishes to conduct a war.
Dr. Fisk has covered dozens of international trouble spots during his over 40 years as a journalist. His assignments have included the Lebanese civil war, the 1979 Iranian revolution, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq war, the first Gulf war, the Algerian civil war, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the most recent Western interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq. On assignment, he has interviewed Saddam Hussein, Ayatollah Khomeini, Osama Bin Laden and other influential and controversial figures. He has received the most British and international awards of any journalist.
The dates and cities for the lectures are as follows*:
Professional journalists seeking interviews with Dr. Fisk should contact CJPME’s national office in advance at 438 380 5410.
The Facebook events for the talks above can be found at: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Victoria, and Vancouver.
* Almost all of the events are hosted in partnership with local organizations.
About CJPME – Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is a non-profit and secular organization bringing together men and women of all backgrounds who labour to see justice and peace take root again in the Middle East. Its mission is to empower decision-makers to view all sides with fairness and to promote the equitable and sustainable development of the region.
For more information, please contact Patricia Jean, 438 380 5410
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