The Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies mourns the passing of James Foley.
Mr. Foley visited SDSU in February 2012 and gave one of the most memorable talks on his experiences as a journalist covering the war in Libya. His discussion of his capture, six week imprisonment, release, and return to Libya was an enthralling and remarkable account of a true journalist as well as a profile in courage.
Our students and the San Diego community were enriched by the short time we got to know him. His death is a tragic loss not just to those who had the pleasure of meeting him, but to the world in need of people taking action to seek out truth.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Foley's family.