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Captured and released: the story of James Foley

James Foley, Arts '96, speaking at Marquette University

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ABOUT THE SPEAKER

In early April 2011, journalist James Foley was apprehended on a Libyan battlefield and found himself in a Tripoli jail. He was set free 45 days later after an international campaign spearheaded by his Marquette friends, former Teach for America colleagues, and family and childhood friends in New Hampshire.

ABOUT THE TALK

The Lucius W. Nieman Symposium, named after the founder of the Milwaukee Journal, Lucius W. Nieman, is an annual event sponsored by the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication.

ABOUT THE SERIES

In 2011, Foley talked in detail about his abduction in Libya, including the unfolding of events the day of his capture. Foley was killed in August 2014 following a second capture in 2012. Additional resources on Foley, including the university’s response and information about a James Foley Scholarship, is
available online.

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