Date: August 16, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm  to  9:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Frankel will speak on “Facts on the Ground: A Hard Look at Myths and Realities behind the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” a candid discussion of the forces at work on both sides that sustain the conflict.

Frankel, the director of the University of Texas School of Journalism, retired from the Washington Post after a 27-year career as a foreign correspondent and domestic news reporter and editor. He covered some of the most momentous events of the modern era, including the uprising against the apartheid regime in South Africa, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the first and second Gulf Wars, and the political and economic transformation of Europe.

Frankel is the author of Beyond the Promised Land: Jews and Arabs on the Hard Road to a New Israel and Rivonia’s Children: Three Families and the Cost of Conscience in White South Africa. He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1989 for his “sensitive and balanced reporting from Israel and the Middle East.”

The event is sponsored by the Austin Chapter of J Street.

Location: 5604 Manor, 5604 Manor Road, Austin, 78723 –