Workshop helps turn complex issues into effective analysis -- February 2011

Maggy Zanger

UA journalism professor Maggy Zanger will help lead a workshop on “Turning Complex Regional Knowledge into Effective Analysis” on Friday, Feb. 11, in the Marshall Building Room 490.

The workshop is part of a larger event that begins at 1:30 p.m. with a session with students titled “Op-Eds and Policy Briefs: Informing the Public and Policymakers.” The workshop follows from 3 to 5 p.m.

Zanger, who joined the School of Journalism in 2005 after teaching for nearly six years in Egypt and Iraq, specializes in international journalism, crisis, conflict and the news media.

Also leading the day's sessions is Ali Scotten, a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton's Persia House, where he serves as a leading linguist and analyst on Iranian foreign policy and domestic issues. He has more than 13 years' experience in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

The event is sponsored by the School of Journalism, the Department of Near Eastern Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the School of Government and Public Policy.

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