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Student Meet and Greet with Leila Fadel and Hannah Allam

February 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Humanities 2, Room 259


Join us to meet and talk with the award-winning NPR journalists Leila Fadel and Hannah Allam. The journalists have covered a wide range of questions concerning the Middle East, Islam in America, race, culture, and American extremism. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.


Leila Fadel is currently a national correspondent for NPR, covering issues of culture, diversity, and race in America. Previously, Fadel worked as a journalist in the Middle East. She covered the Iraq War for nearly five years working for Knight Ridder, McClatchy Newspapers, and later the Washington Post. She also covered the uprisings that comprised the Arab Spring as the Cairo bureau chief for the Washington Post and as an international correspondent for NPR. She has won numerous awards for her reporting, including the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club, a Gracie award, and the George. R. Polk award. In 2016, she was the Council on Foreign Relations Edward R. Murrow fellow.

Hannah Allam is a national security correspondent for NPR, focusing on homegrown extremism. Before joining NPR, she was a national correspondent at BuzzFeed News, covering U.S. Muslims and other issues of race, religion and culture. Allam previously reported for McClatchy, spending a decade overseas as bureau chief in Baghdad during the Iraq war and in Cairo during the Arab Spring rebellions. Her coverage of Islam in the United States won three national religion reporting awards in 2018 and 2019. Allam was part of McClatchy teams that won an Overseas Press Club award for exposing death squads in Iraq and a Polk Award for reporting on the Syrian conflict. She was a 2009 Nieman fellow at Harvard.

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February 5, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm