Adi Raval, bureau chief for the BBC in Baghdad and senior White House producer, as well as a Middlebury College 1998 graduate, will speak on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4:30 p.m. The lecture, titled Reflections on time spent in Iraq as a journalist and as an American, is part of the colleges Meet the Press series and will take place in Room 220 of McCardell Bicentennial Hall. The event is free and open to the public and will include time for audience questions. Raval will discuss his experiences while in Iraq, as both a journalist and an American. Prior to joining the BBC, Raval was a producer for ABC News and also spent time in Iraq reporting for that organization. A recent BBC-America news report stated that the recent U.S. troops surge is working. McCardell Bicentennial Hall is located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125). For more information, contact Sue Halpern at firstname.lastname@example.org .