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Seasoned reporter Nahlah Ayed will be the 34th Minifie lecturer at U of R's School of Journalism. (CBC)

Nahlah Ayed, one of CBC's most seasoned foreign correspondents, will be speaking at the University of Regina next week. 

She is the School of Journalism's 34th Minifie lecturer. The lecture is held each year at the university in honour of James M. Minifie, the Canadian author and journalist who studied at Regina College, and at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. 

Ayed has done extensive coverage of the Middle East for CBC television, radio and online,  including the Arab uprisings. She has travelled the region from Riyadh to Tehran, Beirut to Baghdad reporting on many conflicts. Most recently she has covered the Sochi Olympics and the ongoing tensions in Ukraine. 

Ayed's lecture is titled "A beginning, a middle and an end: Canadian foreign reportage examined".

The lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. CST on March 12.  It is free of charge, and it's held at the Education Auditorium, in the Education Building on the University of Regina campus.