Educators and their students (high school and college level) are invited to participate in a virtual conversation with Pulitzer Center journalist Yochi Dreazen on Tuesday, January 15 at 9:30 am to discuss his reporting on nuclear security in the Middle East. Most recently, he has reported on the newest nuclear plant being built in the U.A.E., less than a hundred miles from Iran.

This event is free for classes selected to participate. Apply to participate in the program on the Face to Face Conversations website, and find out more by contacting Lyn Millner, Associate Professor of Journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University.

A quick guide lesson plan and background materials are available to help prepare students for the session.

Connecting is easy, via a web plug-in. No software is required, and someone will be in touch with you ahead of time to test your connection. Teachers are asked to have a headset available to enable students to talk directly to Mr. Dreazen.

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
9:30 am Eastern time
Teachers must connect to the session no later than 9:15 am.

Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists puts students in direct conversation with journalists who cover critical global issues. Past journalists include those who have covered South Sudan, India, Bahrain and the West Bank. The program, produced by Florida Gulf Coast University, is made possible by a grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and organized in partnership with Poynter’s News University.


U.S. officials believe Iran’s ongoing progress towards a nuclear weapon is pushing Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Turkey to follow suit, raising the odds of an Arab nuclear arms race.


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