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Al-Arabiya correspondent to discuss terrorism and Islam, Oct. 7

Nadia Bilbasey, Washington correspondent for the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite television network, will speak on "Terrorism and Islam" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Bilbasey covers U.S. foreign and defense policy for Al-Arabiya, an Arabic language 24-hour satellite news station beamed throughout the Middle East. Her expertise also includes issues involving the media and U.S. public diplomacy.

Bilbasey has worked as a journalist throughout the Middle East and Africa. She joined Al Arabiya in spring 2003 as a war correspondent and was embedded with U.S. Marines on the push to Baghdad from Kuwait. In July 2003, she moved to Washington as an international correspondent for Al-Arabiya.

Launched in early 2003, Al-Arabiya is one of the most-watched news stations throughout the Arab world and, according to a recent U.S. State Department poll, captured more market share in Iraq than its rival satellite news station, Al-Jazeera.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs . It is part of a series leading up to the April 2005 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs, which will focus on the U.S.-led war on terror.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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