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Former journalist, alumnus and author Ed Hotaling will speak on Islam during Sept. 8 event at Greenberg House
Former journalist, alumnus and author Ed Hotaling will speak on Islam during Sept. 8 event at Greenberg HouseAugust 30, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
As the nation prepares to mark the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Syracuse University will host a lecture and book signing by author, former journalist and alumnus Ed Hotaling ’59 on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the University’s Greenberg House, located at 2301 Calvert St. in Washington, D.C.
Hotaling’s book, “Islam Without Illusions: Its Past, Its Present and Its Challenge for the Future” (Syracuse University Press, 2003) explores the tie between Islam and modern terrorism, the radical challenge posed by terrorists to the religion they claim to follow and their threat to the world at large. The book, now in its second printing, traces the path of Islam from Muhammad to modern times.
The book has earned praise from Publishers Weekly and journalists Dan Rather and Helen Thomas, among many others.
As the former Middle East bureau chief for CBS News and Business Week, Hotaling has reported extensively on war and peace from the Middle East and other locations. He is the recipient of six Emmy awards and the author of four books.
The lecture and book signing are open to the public, but reservations are requested by calling Greenberg House at (202) 797-4678.