20 – 29 May

Events
2017

Reporting from the Middle East: Patrick Cockburn & Mary Fitzgerald

Date
Monday, 22 May
Time
8:00PM
Venue
Smock Alley Theatre
Price
€12 / €10

The man described by Seymour Hersh as ‘the best Western journalist at work in Iraq today,’ Patrick Cockburn discusses the current situation of Middle East geopolitics with Mary Fitzgerald, award-winning foreign affairs correspondent with the Irish Independent. In 2011 she arrived in Benghazi days after anti-Gaddafi protests erupted, and spent months reporting on the uprising that followed. In 2014 Patrick Cockburn forecast the rise of Isis, and with a new USA administration ‘loaded with crackpots, fanatics and amateurs,’ he asks what are the chances of President Trump becoming the next victim of the permanent state of crisis in the wider Middle East?