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Former Middle East correspondent to discuss war in Iraq, Oct. 22

Goldenberg, U.S. correspondent for The Guardian newspaper, will share her experiences covering the war in Iraq at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Her address, titled "A Fearful, Lawless and Broken Place: War and Occupation in Iraq," is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Princeton Peace Network .

Before moving to Washington, D.C., in October 2002, Goldenberg was Middle East correspondent for the London-based Guardian. She was among a relatively small group of Western journalists who elected to stay in Iraq earlier this year when the war erupted. She was in the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on April 8, the day that it was shelled by a U.S. tank, and was in Firdouz Square, one day later on April 9, to watch the first toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein. She returned to Iraq for a month this September to write about the future consequences of America's military campaign.

Goldenberg is the winner of several awards for her work, including: Journalist of the Year in Britain's What the Papers Say awards in 2001; and Journalist of the Year in Britain's Foreign Press Association awards in 2002.

Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601

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