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Albanian journalist to speak on Kosovo war

Albanian journalist Aldon Lipe, who covered the Kosovo war for an Albanian television station last spring, will speak at a Global Awareness Breakfast at New Mexico State University at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Lipe's topic is "Kosovo and Albania: A Journalist's Perspective." The event, sponsored by the NMSU Center for International Programs, will be held in the Otero Room of Corbett Center Student Union.

The cost of the buffet breakfast is $7 per person, payable at the door. Reservations are required; call (505) 646-4528.

Lipe was at the border between Kosovo and Albania as refugees poured into Albania during the war. He is at NMSU for nine months as part of a federal program that brings eastern European journalists to U.S. universities to further their journalistic skills and knowledge.

Lipe has extensive print and broadcast journalism experience. He has a degree in journalism from the University of Tirana, in Albania.