Prof. Mohamad Bazzi
Mohamad Bazzi, Newsday’s Middle East Bureau Chief since January 2003, was the paper’s lead writer on the Iraq war and its aftermath, and set up Newsday bureaus in Baghdad and Beirut. He joins NYU’s faculty as the 2007 Edward R. Murrow fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has written extensively about Sunni-Shiite tensions and militant Islam, including profiles of extremists operating in Iraq. He also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Lebanon, as well as the Palestinian uprising. For six months after the Sept. 11th attacks, he was on special assignment reporting on the rise of militant Islam. He traveled from London to Cairo to Pakistan chronicling the emergence of the Al-Qaeda network and its ideological roots. In nearly 10 years on staff at Newsday, he served as the paper’s United Nations Bureau Chief and was a metro reporter covering New York City transportation, the City University system and neighborhood issues.
He is a graduate of the City University of New York.Stories contributed by Prof. Bazzi’s students:
“An Urban Spelunker Pursues His Vision” A career that began with an underground break-in for the sake of a math assignment led to the Discovery Channel and a gallery show, and maybe next a book
by Ryann Liebenthal
“In this South Asian Neighborhood, Everyone (Mostly) Gets Along” Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis work to cooperate—despite horrific incidents like Mumbai by Jordan Hilliard Cooper
“Honeymoon in Cleveland” Skipping the beach to register homeless voters in a swing state by Ivan Couronne
“Arab American Voters Feel Ignored” Neither presidential campaign seemed eager for their endorsement, community leaders say by Habib Battah