Josh Rushing, al-Jazeera Correspondent
Wed, March 10, 2010 • 3:00 PM • Texas Union Theater
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents
Al Jazeera Correspondent
Discussing this week’s Iraqi elections and journalism in the US and the Middle East
Josh Rushing co-hosts Fault Lines, Al Jazeera English’s flagship current affairs program about the Americas, and is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post. As an international correspondent, Rushing has hosted and produced programs all over the world--from war-torn Iraq to drug-fueled Colombia to bomb-laden Laos. Rushing’s coverage in 2009 tackled issues such as the criminalization of the mentally ill in America by reporting from one of the nation’s largest psychiatric units, the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, and the rise of dominionist Christians in the U.S. military.
Rushing released his first book in 2007, Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World. The book blends his personal story with a unique behind-the-scenes look into the controversial Al Jazeera broadcast networks.
Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.