Ian Masters (journalist)

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Ian Masters is an Australian-born, BBC-trained American broadcast journalist, commentator, author, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker.

Masters is host of the KPFK, Pacifica Radio programs, Background Briefing, and Daily Briefing, radio programs which deal with American politics, foreign policy as well as domestic American security issues. He was formerly a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs based at UCLA, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Relations, also at UCLA. He also served as a consultant to the Center for National Security Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Masters hosted the "2005 PEN Center USA Awards" from Los Angeles, California which have in the past honored those such as, Gore Vidal, Ursula K. Le Guin, Charlie Kaufman, and Robert Alter.

On September 18, 2007 Masters moderated a discussion billed as The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy with John J. Mearscheimer and Stephen M. Walt. The event was part of the Hammer Forum held at UCLA's Hammer Museum. On September 25, 2007, Masters moderated a panel discussion on Foreign Policy after the Bush Administration. The event was also held at UCLA's Hammer Museum. Panelists included John Brady Kiesling, John B. Judis, Christopher O'Sullivan and Steven Clemons.

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