Middle East expert Daniel Gerlach to discuss Syria’s civil war

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Daniel Gerlach, a Middle East expert, will discuss the civil war in Syria on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. at Luce Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Gerlach is the editor-in-chief of Zenith Magazine, a quarterly German magazine that focuses on issues in the Middle East and that he co-founded 1999. The publication is produced by the Candid Foundation, where Gerlach is the director-general. Gerlach was also responsible for the founding of gGmbH, the foundation’s independent think tank that focuses on implementing media- and technology-driven projects around the world.

Prior to founding the magazine, Gerlach reported for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Die Welt. He also worked as a documentary filmmaker for the ZDF, the German public-service broadcaster.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Anita Dunn, Leslie Jamison, and Teju Cole.