Internationally acclaimed journalist speaks at KSU

Students were recently given a reporter’s view of the Iraq war from internationally acclaimed journalist Ethan Bronner‚ who provided them with an understanding of the conflict they cannot get from the nightly news.

Georgia (Feb 24, 2006) — Students were recently given a reporter’s view of the Iraq war from internationally acclaimed journalist Ethan Bronner‚ who provided them with an understanding of the conflict they cannot get from the nightly news.

“The Iraqi conflict is a very hard story to cover‚ yet it’s the biggest one today‚” said Bronner‚ deputy foreign editor of the New York Times. “Every foreign reporter has to take two realms and skillfully combine them for readers to understand. For example‚ the Iraqis are very different from us‚ yet they are still similar. They love their children‚ too‚ and care about the same things we care about.”

Bronner‚ whose speech was titled “War and Terror: How The New York Times Covers Today’s Big Global Conflicts‚” has covered foreign affairs in places such as Jerusalem‚ London‚ Madrid and Brussels for most of his 26−year career.

Vice President for Academic Affairs Lendley Black said that occasions like Bronner’s presentation help build upon KSU’s institutional commitment to civic engagement.

“Bronner helped us to better understand the struggles people from the Middle East are facing and how their government leaders are addressing them‚” Black said. “Opportunities like this provide greater intellectual understanding on an international level and enhance civic life for our students.”

Bronner’s visit to campus was made possible through Kennesaw State’s involvement with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Democracy Project‚ a national multi−campus initiative involving 145 public colleges and universities representing more than 1.3 million students. When the project was formed three years ago‚ KSU was one of the first institutions to join.

Sponsored by AASCU in collaboration with The New York Times‚ the American Democracy Project aims to produce graduates who understand and are committed to engaging in meaningful actions as citizens in a democracy.




 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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