2011 - 2012 Cline Visiting Professor
Cline Centennial Visiting Professor: Seymour Hersh
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 18, 2012.
As a distinguished journalist specializing in military and national security issues, Mr. Hersh has received several awards for his investigative reporting. 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. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Mr. Hersh uncovered the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in a 2004 series published in that magazine. 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 participate in a variety of public and University-specific events. On Monday, March 19, at 7:00pm, he will engage in a public discussion with Dr. Robert Jenson of the UT Journalism Department at the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, 5604 Manor Road. On Thursday, March 22, at 7:00pm, he will deliver the Plan II Glickman Centennial Lecture at the AT&T Conference Center. Additionally during his stay in Austin, Mr. Hersh will meet with the Humanities Institute Faculty Fellows, speak to participants in the Free Minds Project, and attend a graduate seminar in the Journalism School.
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