Charles Glass

Broadcaster, journalist and writer.

Charles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer, who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with Peter Jennings. He covered the October Arab-Israeli War on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. He also covered civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976. He was ABC News Chief Middle East correspondent from 1983 to 1993. Since 1993, he has been a freelance writer in Paris, Tuscany, Venice and London, regularly covering the Middle East, the Balkans, southeast Asia and the Mediterranean region. Read more

Charles Glass has published books, short stories, essays and articles in the United States and Europe. Among his publications are:

  • Syria Burning (OR Books, 2015)
  • The State of Syria. Past, Present & Future (Endeavour Press, 2013)
  • The Northern Front. A Wartime Diary (Saqi Books, 2006)

Contribution (Lecture Series)
Boston, 21 October 2015
A Land of Many Flags: The Breakup of Syria and the Death of Pluralism