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UT Tyler to Present Karen Elliot House Lecture Nov. 11

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November 4, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

November 4, 2013

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold a public lecture featuring Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Karen Elliot House.

The event will be 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the UT Tyler University Center theater.

“The UT Tyler Honors and Global Awareness Through Education programs are excited to partner with Ted W. Walters and Associates, L.P. to sponsor this lecture,” said Ashley Ward, UT Tyler GATE coordinator. “Ms. House will discuss her more than 30 years writing about Saudi Arabia – as a diplomatic correspondent, foreign editor and then publisher of The Wall Street Journal.”

House also will discuss her 2012 book, On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future, Ward added.

House, 64, retired in 2006 as publisher of The Wall Street Journal, senior vice president of Dow Jones & Company and a member of the company’s executive committee.

She is a broadly experienced business executive with particular expertise and experience in international affairs stemming from a distinguished career as an award-winning reporter and editor.

Currently, House is an adjunct senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

She is a graduate of UT Austin, where in 1996 she was the recipient of that university’s “Distinguished Alumnus” award. She studied and taught at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, and she holds honorary degrees from Boston University and Lafayette College. House also is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Ward, 903.565.5730 or award@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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