NPR Correspondent Anne Garrels to Speak
Her talk, which will take place at 8 p.m. in Millard Auditorium, is part of the Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Program.
The lecture is free, but tickets are required and the event is sold out. People who would like to attend the lecture but who do not have tickets may come to Millard Auditorium about 15 minutes before the program begins to see if there are any last-minute cancellations. You may also call the university box office to check for cancellations, at 860.768.4228 or 1.800.274.8587.
Much of Garrels’s talk will focus on issues she raises in her recent book, Naked in Baghdad: The Iraq War as Seen by NPR’s Correspondent Anne Garrels (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, September 2003). Garrels, who has been a foreign correspondent for NPR since 1988, earned recognition in 2003 for being one of 16 U.S. journalists to remain in Baghdad during the initial invasion of Iraq. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”
Garrels began her career at ABC News, covering the Soviet Union, Central America, and the U.S. State Department, and she later moved to NBC News. Since joining NPR, she has reported from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Chechnya, China, Israel, Kosovo, Pakistan, and the West Bank, in addition to Iraq.
Garrels’s numerous awards include the 2003 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation and InterAction’s award for Excellence in International Reporting. She is a board member of the Committee to Protect Journalists. Garrels graduated from Harvard University in 1972.