Marie Colvin Lecture Series: Will the War in Syria Ever End?


Lindsey Hilsum

The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism is pleased to announce Lindsey Hilsum, the center’s first journalist in residence, will return to campus on December 4 to discuss her new biography about Marie Colvin, In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin.

Hilsum will be joined by Anne Barnard, New York Times correspondent, until recently the paper’s Beirut Bureau Chief, and this year’s Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. Barnard, who led the New York Times’ coverage of the war in Syria for six years, and Hilsum will discuss the war, Hilsum’s book and Colvin’s legacy.

In 2016, Hilsum, who serves as the Channel 4 News International Editor, spent a semester at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism researching the biography, which was recently published in November 2018. Marie Colvin, was a Long Island native and acclaimed war correspondent, who was tragically killed in Syria on February, 22, 2012, while covering the conflict for The Sunday Times of London. Hilsum was a colleague and close friend of Marie Colvin.

Anne Barnard

The lecture marks the upcoming five year anniversary since the creation of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook University, which aims to nurture and grow the next generation of overseas reporters, and at a time where Colvin’s life story is being highlighted in a new feature film, A Private Warstaring Rosamund Pike.

Event Details:

Stony Brook University

Student Activities Center, Sidney Gelber Auditorium

Tuesday, December 4

8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 pm

Free and open to the public. No tickets required.