Son of a New Jersey butcher, Lewis M. Simons became an intrepid foreign correspondent, covering 5 decades of wars, revolutions, upheavals and famines throughout Asia and the Middle East. Lew won a Pulitzer Prize for his investigation that led to toppling the corrupt Marcos regime in the Philippines.
In his new book, To Tell the Truth, My Life as a Foreign Correspondent, with a forward by the Dalai Lama, Lew recollects his adventures covering more than a dozen countries, including India, Afghanistan, China, North and South Korea, and the former Soviet Union. With America‘s free press under unprecedented assault, To Tell the Truth appears at precisely the right moment.
Join us to learn about Lew‘s extraordinary career.
Simons began his career as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press in 1967 at the height of the Vietnam War. He went on to international postings for The Washington Post, Time, and Knight-Ridder Newspapers.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1986 for exposing the billions the Marcos family looted from the Philippines. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism named the series one of the 50 Great Stories of the Century. He has received numerous other journalism awards.
Simons‘ op-ed and analytical articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Atlantic, and Smithsonian magazines. He has contributed frequently to National Geographic and USA Today, where he is a member of its Board of Contributors, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, and Daily Kos. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and CBC.
Lew is the author of Worth Dying For, co-author with Senator Christopher S. Bond of The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam, and a contributing author of half a dozen books on war and international affairs.
Host Village: Northwest Neighbors Village
Limited to 100.
Registration deadline: 2/13/23
Zoom link will be sent 2/12/23