Alternative Narratives of the Middle East

Saturday, October 17

Time:  9am

Location: Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway, New York NY 10027

The Columbia Journalism School, in conjunction with the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and the Middle East Institute of Columbia University, is hosting a mini-conference on covering alternate narratives of the Middle East. 

The event will highlight best practices and offer guidance on covering the region in ways that move beyond the recurring conflict motifs to reveal the diversity and complexity of world views and lived experiences of those in the region. 

The conference will be comprised of two morning panel discussions (9am-12:30pm) with journalists and journalism educators and an evening event (6-9pm) with a panel discussion and concert with celebrated Lebanese indie band, Mashrou' Leila. 

Speakers (confirmed so far) include: Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Nina Ansary, Sheila Coronel, Nahed Eltantawy, Shahira Fahmy, Lonnie Isabel, Alia Malek, Souad Mekhennet.