Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Will Discuss Crises in the Middle East, War on Terrorism at Two University of Texas at Austin Events

March 16, 2012

Event: Acclaimed New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh will discuss his investigations into the crises in the Middle East and the global war against terrorism at two public events hosted by the Humanities Institute and the Plan II Honors Program at The University of Texas at Austin.

When: March 19 and 22, 7 p.m.

Where: March 19: Third Coast Activist Resource Center, 5604 Manor Road;
March 22: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue.

Background: Hersh will discuss his investigations into U.S. policy and the multiple crises in Iraq, Iran and Israel on Monday, March 19. The talk will be moderated by Robert Jensen, professor of journalism at The University of Texas at Austin.

On Thursday, March 22, Hersh will give a talk titled “Year Ten of GWOT – the Bush/Cheney/Obama Global War on Terrorism, a Progress Report.” The talk is part of the Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lecture series.

As the 2011-12 C.L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Hersh is leading faculty seminars and undergraduate and graduate classes in the Plan II Honors Program and the School of Journalism.

Hersh specializes in military and national security issues. He received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his coverage of the My Lai Massacre for The New York Times.

In a 2004 series of articles for The New Yorker, Hersh uncovered the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. He has authored multiple books in his field of investigation and received several awards, including two National Magazine Awards, five George Polk Awards for Journalism and the 2004 George Orwell Award.

For more information, contact: Jessica Sinn, College of Liberal Arts, 512-471-2404; Pauline Strong, Director, Humanities Institute, 512-471-8524.