In our new global economy, information is key. But in the age of the Internet, culling the credible from the crap feels almost impossible. Today, the World Affairs Council of Houston offers a rare voice of insight from one of the nation's most informed journalists. Robin Wright has reported on wars and revolutions as she's made her way across the globe. She's won a National Press Club Award and an Overseas Press Club Award, among others, for her courageous coverage of conflicts from over a hundred countries and six continents, including Africa and the Middle East. On recent travels she's seen activists, reformers and ordinary citizens pushing for change, democracy and new freedoms. Today she'll offer a glimpse into the future of the Middle East, which she has written about in her new book Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East. 6:30 p.m. The Junior League Ballroom, 1811 Briar Oaks Lane. For information call 713-522-7811 or visit www.wachouston.org. $20 (free admission for WACH members).
Tue., Oct. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., 2008