There are only two Western journalists who met the Cambodian dictator Pol Pot during his reign of terror, and Elizabeth Becker is one of them. She’ll be coming to the Holy City as a guest speaker for an upcoming Wide Angle Lunch, a lecture series hosted by the Charleston Library Society (CLS) that brings major voices in journalism, politics, and international studies for an intimate discussion. The lunches are each exactly one hour long to encourage working people to attend. Caroline von Nathusius proposed the idea for the lunch series to the director of the CLS, Anne Cleveland. “We share the view that the Charleston Library Society should be a hub of creative and intellectual activity which the whole community shares,” says Nathusius, an Oxford graduate. The upcoming series includes Paul Bremer, the presidential envoy to Iraq following the U.S. invasion in 2003, and Roz Savage, an author and the first woman to row solo across the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans. Tickets are $25 for members of the CLS and $30 for non-members. All proceeds go to the CLS to help fund necessary restoration and upkeep, and to support outreach and educational programs.