ABC News's Sciutto to Discuss New Book Sept. 10
SCIUTTO OF ABC NEWS WILL DISCUSS HIS NEW BOOK
AT COLUMBIA JOURNALISM SCHOOL ON SEPT. 10
Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World
Erin Kelly 212-854-11787 Cell: 646-284-8549
August 26, 2008 (NEW YORK) - Columbia Journalism School and Columbia Law School’s Center for Law and Politics present a conversation with Jim Sciutto, the London-based senior foreign correspondent of ABC News about his new book, Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World.
Columbia Law School Professor Nathaniel Persily will introduce Sciutto and moderate the Q&A during the September 10, 2008 event.
WHAT: A Conversation with Jim Sciutto of ABC News on his new book, Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008, from 7 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Columbia Journalism School - Lecture Hall 116th St & Broadway (#1
train to 116th St) No RSVP required. This event is free and open to the public.
Please join Columbia Journalism School and Columbia Law School’s Center for Law and Politics for what promises to be a fascinating conversation about America and the world, on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Here’s what Booklist had to say about Sciutto’s book: "Although he paints a sobering picture, Sciutto offers hope for Americans seeking amicable relationships with Muslims .... Much-needed light on dark geopolitical realities."
Anthony Shadid, Washington Post’s award-winning Middle East correspondent: “For far too long, U.S. policymakers have relied on a faulty, dangerous premise: We only have to convince the rest of the world of our righteousness to dispel the growing, anti-American tide that has swept across the Arab and Muslim worlds since 2001. In his insightful, captivating and informative book, Jim Sciutto, a veteran reporter in the Middle East, shows how misguided that notion is. To much of the rest of the world, particularly the Middle East, American foreign policy appears singularly imperial. In fact, in less than a
decade, two distinct versions of reality have emerged - one there, one here - and in the way America is perceived, they rarely intersect. We can’t wish away what has happened to our image. We have to understand the phenomenon. We have to recognize it. And Sciutto’s book is essential reading in doing so.”