Afghanistan

March 8, 2016 - 9:35am
The Associated Press correspondent is the ninth recipient of the award for her dangerous, important work in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Kathy Gannon received the 2015 Tully Award for Free Speech on March 7. Gannon, a native Canadian, spent the past 18 years in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a senior correspondent for the AP. She is known for having exclusive contact with the Taliban and for her tenacious attitude when it comes to reporting on important issues in the region such as women's rights, elections and the intricacies of war.

February 20, 2011 - 6:37pm
John Baily and Michael Frishkopf show a different side of the Middle East through music.

The sun has been beating against your skin for eternity as you curl your bare toes into the burning yellow sand. You inhale through parched lips to breathe in the heavy heat.  As you shade your eyes with tanned fingers you see that the fiery globe is finally nearing the horizon.  Across the snaking, dry desert dunes the coming night outlines a caravan of camels, silhouetted against the setting sun.

October 6, 2009 - 6:55pm
Khaled Hosseini kick starts the Rosamond Gifford Lecture Series with his thoughts on writing and Afghanistan.

Hendricks Chapel was filled to the brim last night.  In its pews sat a cross-section of Syracuse society with only one objective in mind: to hear from Khaled Hosseini. Yesterday marked the beginning of the Rosamond Gifford Lectures.  It kick-started the yearlong series with Hosseini’s participation.