Nick Lewis Lecture – Patrick Cockburn

25/05/2017, 18:30 - 20:00


The annual Nick Lewis Memorial Lecture is given this year by the renowned foreign correspondent Patrick Cockburn.

He has been a Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times since 1979 and, from 1990, The Independent. He has also worked as a correspondent in Moscow and Washington and is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books.

He has written three books on Iraq’s recent history and on the war in Syria. He won the Martha Gellhorn Prize in 2005, the James Cameron Prize in 2006, the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2009, Foreign Commentator of the Year (Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2013), Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year (British Journalism Awards 2014) and Foreign Reporter of the Year (The Press Awards For 2014).

Seymour Hersh has described him as the “best western journalist at work in Iraq today.”

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Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB

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