Journalist to speak about Iran
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 06:05
British journalist Christopher de Bellaigue will discuss his new book about Iran’s former prime minister in a speech titled “The Struggle for Iran: Muhammad Mossadegh and the Anglo-American Coup,” this Thursday at 6 p.m. in 127 Memorial Hall.
Bellaigue has worked in the Middle East and South Asia since 1998, and was a Tehran correspondent for The Economist from 2000 to 2005.
Prior to the lecture, which is sponsored by the Center for Global and Area Studies and the Islamic Studies Program, there will be a public reception on the third floor of Memorial Hall at 5 p.m.
University renews REP’s funding
George Watson, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announced last Friday that the Resident Ensemble Players, the university’s professional theater company, will continue to receive funding for productions for the next five years.
A record 21,958 people attended the REP’s performances this year, and all performances were at an average of 84 percent of total seating capacity. Since the REP was founded in 2008, ticket sales have increased yearly. Subscription sales and overall ticket sales increased by 40 percent and 80 percent, respectively.