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Iraq: Quagmire or a Young Democracy at Work?

Wed, Mar 24, 2010, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please click here to download Ms. Lewis’ talk: Download file Joan Lewis, March 2010 

On Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00 pm, Ms. Joan Lewis, EWTN’s Rome Bureau Chief, will discuss “Iraq: Quagmire or a Young Democracy at Work?”  Ms. Lewis will just be returning from a trip to the Middle East, where she was reporting on the situation of Christians in the area, and in Iraq in particular. 

There will be an opportunity for questions after the lecture, as well as a light reception. 

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With a B.A. in French at St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana and a Diplome from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, Joan Lewis taught French for 5 years in the U.S.

She moved to Rome and began an extensive journalism career, specializing in the Vatican. She was invited in 1990 to work for the newly-created Vatican Information Service in the Holy See Press Office as the English language writer and editor.

While working for the Holy See, Joan was named a member of Holy See delegations to United Nations conferences: Cairo Population Conference, September 1994; Copenhagen Social Summit, March 1995; Beijing Conference on Women, September 1995; Istanbul Habitat Conference on Human Settlements, June 1996. She also attended two conferences in Doha, Qatar: May 2004, Christian Muslim Dialogue and November 2004: the Doha International Conference on the Family.

She was appointed Rome Bureau Chief for EWTN in the fall of 2005.  Click here to read her blog.

Books Published: “JUBILEE 2000 IN ROME,” December 1999.

Dame of the Order of St. Sylvester – named by Pope Benedict on June 24, 2005
Dame of the Constantinian Order of St. George.