DENVER - On February 25, 2012, Over 100 students, faculty, and staff gathered at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies to hear from the ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz.
As part of the event, which was sponsored by the University of Denver's Center for Middle East Studies, Raddatz shared the unique perspective of a reporter as she recounted her experiences in several global hotspots, particularly those in the Middle East. She and dean of the Josef Korbel School, former ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill, discussed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the attack in Benghazi, and the issues that face newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry. Event attendees also had the opportunity to join in on the conversation and ask Raddatz their questions.
Aside from global affairs, Raddatz also talked briefly about her experience as the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate moderator and shared light-hearted stories with the audience. Including a time when her cell phone rang during a White House press briefing. As White House Press Secretary Tony Snow spoke with the press, Raddatz's phone began to play Chamillionaire's "Ridin Dirty"–a ringtone her son added to her phone without her knowledge.
Following the event at the Josef Korbel School, Raddatz spoke before a larger audience as part of DU's Bridges to the Future lecture series.
For pictures of the event, visit the Josef Korbel School's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151345002164075.474643.159402624074&type=1&l=c8e8ae9326.