Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss Islam in post-9/11 America

BY MEREDITH MASON
SalveToday: April 1, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, will discuss Islam in post-9/11 America when she visits Salve Regina on Wednesday, April 2.

“One Decade, Many Lessons: Islam in Post-9/11 America,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public, the event is co-sponsored by the Mosaic student newspaper and the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

Elliott was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her series “An Imam in America,” which chronicled the life of an immigrant Muslim leader in Brooklyn in 2007. Her other projects include an examination of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, special reports for The New York Times Magazine on an Alabama-born jihadist and the lives of Moroccan suicide bombers, and a probe into how more than 20 young Somalis from Minneapolis joined an Al-Qaeda-linked militia in Somalia.

Elliott’s work has received honors from the Overseas Press Club, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and the New York Press Club, and she was featured in Best Newspaper Writing of 2007.

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