By on March 28, 2013

Mr. Sennott brings over 25 years of experience reporting on the front lines of wars and insurgencies in at least 15 countries, including the 2011 revolution in Cairo and the Arab Spring. He was among the first journalists on the ground in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and has continued reporting there throughout the last decade. He covered the war in Iraq from the invasion through the surge to the beginning of the drawdown of troops.

Before joining GlobalPost, Sennott was a longtime foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe. He served as the Globe’s Middle East Bureau Chief based in Jerusalem from 1997 to 2001 and as Europe Bureau Chief based in London from 2001 to 2005. He is the author of two books, “The Body and The Blood” and “Broken Covenant.” In 2005, Sennott was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. In the fall of 2006, he returned to the Globe newsroom as a Staff Writer for Special Projects where he did pioneering work in multimedia. Recently, Sennott has headed up a new non-profit initiative at GlobalPost that is supported by the Ford Foundation and other institutions to carry out in-depth “Special Reports.” He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (BA, History) and of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism (MS). He lives with his wife and four sons in Harvard, MA. He writes a regular column as GlobalPost’s Chief Correspondent and blogs at GroundTruth.

“Bay State College is thrilled to have Charles Sennott deliver this year’s Commencement Address,” said Craig Pfannenstiehl, President. “His ground breaking journalism, his commitment to service and delivery of stories that educate Americans on the issues facing our country and that of the Middle East, combined with his philanthropic efforts speak to the mission of this College and make him a natural choice as commencement speaker.”

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About Graduation Ceremony
Where: Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Avenue)
When: 3:00 PM, Thursday, May 9, 2013