HI Welcomes, 2011-12 Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Seymour Hersh
Posted: March 19, 2012
The Humanities Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is delighted to welcome Seymour Hersh as the fifth C.L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities. He will be in residency at the University of Texas the week of March 19, 2012.
Mr. Hersh is a distinguished journalist, specializing in military and national security issues. As a New York Times reporter, he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his exposure and coverage of the My Lai Massacre. He currently writes regularly for The New Yorker. In a 2004 series of articles for that magazine, he uncovered the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. In addition, he is the author of multiple books in his field of investigation. He has received multiple awards,including two National Magazine Awards, five George Polk Awards for Journalism, and the 2004 George Orwell award.
While in residency, Mr. Hersh will be featured in three public events. On Monday, March 19, he will participate in a public discussion with Dr. Robert Jensen of the UT Journalism Dept. at the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, 5604 Manor Road. On Thursday, March 22, he will deliver the Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lecture in the auditorium of the AT&T Conference Center. Both events begin at 7 pm and are free and open to the public. Finally, on Friday, March 23, at 10:00 am, Mr. Hersh will hold a master class on investigative journalism at the School of Journalism, CMA 6.144.
Mr. Hersh will also lead a faculty seminars and undergraduate and graduate classes while on campus.