Howard Steel Lecturer
Paul Moses

Paul Moses is professor emeritus of journalism at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College and a veteran New York City journalist and author. His book The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam and Francis of Assisi’s Mission of Peace (Doubleday, 2009) won the Catholic Press Association award for the year’s best history book and became the basis for the Emmy-nominated PBS docudrama The Sultan and the Saint. He is also the author of An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians (NYU, 2015).

Paul worked for 23 years in daily journalism, mostly at Newsday’s New York City edition. He served as the paper’s City Hall bureau chief, Brooklyn editor, city editor and religion writer.  As a rewrite man, he wrote the paper’s lead stories on the World Trade Center attack and on a subway crash that killed five people, the latter winning the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting in 1992.  Paul was also a reporter for The Associated Press, and has written for many other outlets, including The Daily Beast, The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, the Village Voice,,, America and Commonweal magazine, where he is a contributing writer. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Maureen.