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NPR correspondent Peter Kenyon to lead lecture this evening

Posted: August 17, 2011 - 6:07pm

NPR foreign correspondent Peter Kenyon will give a lecture tonight beginning at 5 p.m. at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center about his experiences documenting recent events in the Middle East and North Africa. The presentation, “From Morocco to the Levant: A perspective on the Arab Spring,” is sponsored by the Juneau World Affairs Council.

Kenyon came to NPR in 1995 from the Alaska Public Radio Network. He began his public radio career in Petersburg, where he met his wife Nevette, a commercial fisherwoman.

Now based in Istanbul, Kenyon is currently covering Iran’s political crisis as well as the business of Persian Gulf oil and its international influences.

Prior to taking this assignment in 2010, Kenyon spent five years in Cairo covering Middle Eastern and North African countries from Syria to Morocco. From 2001 to 2005, He was based in Jerusalem and covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition to regular stints in Iraq, he has followed stories to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria, Morocco and other countries in the region.

For more information, visit www.jwac.org/

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