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February 10, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Seymour Hersh to Discuss ‘The Question of Torture’ February 18

Seymour Hersh, the 1970 Pulitzer Prize- winning investigative journalist who exposed the My Lai massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, is visiting the University of Oregon as the Savage Professor of International Relations and Peace.

He will deliver the inaugural University of Oregon Presidential Lecture at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 18, in the Erb Memorial Union Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at the EMU Ticket Office.

Hersh will deliver an encore presentation of his lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, at the UO White Stag Block in Portland. Seating is limited, please RSVP by calling 1-800-280-6218 or visit http://center.uoregon.edu/conferences/WSB/hershlecture/.

In addition to his Pulitzer, Hersh has won the National Book Critics Award and five George Polk Awards. He is the author of such works as, The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House, The Dark Side of Camelot, and, most recently, he reported on the Iraq War and treatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib in a series of articles for The New Yorker and in his book Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib.

Oregon Law’s Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center is co-sponsoring this event along with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics and many other university groups.

Visit the UO International Affairs website for additional details.

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Seymour Hersh to speak on ‘The Question of Torture’ (UO News Release)

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