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The Current State of the Middle East

Wed., Oct. 5, 2016 11:30 a.m.

Location: University of Regina main campus, Education Building (room 623)

In 'The Current State of the Middle East', CBC News Middle East Bureau Chief Derek Stoffel will reflect on his work as a foreign correspondent and provide his perspective on the current conflict in the region.

Derek Stoffel is the Middle East correspondent for CBC News, based in Jerusalem. Stoffel has delivered stories to the Canadian audience from datelines across the region, from Beirut to Benghazi, Tehran to Tel Aviv. Stoffel has covered the effects of the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and beyond. His work inside Syria was recognized with a Gold Medal at the New York Festivals in 2013, an award shared with his colleague Margaret Evans. Stoffel’s continuing coverage from Libya and Egypt, as well as Syria, led to three awards from the RTNDA in Canada. Stoffel covered the last two conflicts between Israel and Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip. In addition to filing stories from the Middle East, Stoffel has worked extensively in Europe and the United States, from the CBC’s bureaus in London and Washington. He spent more than a decade covering Canadian stories, from the Walkerton water tragedy to the SARS outbreak, while based at the CBC’s English headquarters in Toronto. Stoffel has worked as a freelance journalist for NPR News, PRI Public Radio International, Deutsche Welle in Germany, ITN and Associated Press TV News in the UK. Stoffel worked on various news programs for the BBC World Service when he lived in London. Stoffel was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and graduated with degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Regina.

All are welcome to attend this free event. For more information please contact Dr. Tom McIntosh (