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Author and Journalist Mark Bowden Spoke on Militant Islam
Mark Bowden, national journalist for The Atlantic and author of the new bestselling book Guests of the Ayatollah, spoke on "America’s First Battle with Militant Islam" on Feb. 22 in Raitt Recital Hall on the Pepperdine campus in Malibu.
Based on research from his new book, Bowden addressed the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis and its possible effects on modern Middle Eastern affairs.
Bowden is the author and screenwriter of Black Hawk Down, a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award, and Killing Pablo, which he is currently adapting into a screenplay for Imagine Entertainment.
Currently a national correspondent for The Atlantic, Bowden has been a staff writer and columnist for The Inquirer since 1970. He has written for The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. Bowden teaches journalism and creative writing at his alma mater, Loyola College of Maryland.
The lecture was hosted by Students for the Defense of Democracies and sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Seaver Dean’s Office, the Great Books Program, and the Student Government Association.