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Seymour Hersh to deliver postponed address Tuesday

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This Tuesday, June 8, at 6 p.m., University of Chicago alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh, whose recent New Yorker stories uncovered details of torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, will deliver a talk on the role of investigative journalism in a democracy.

Hersh (A.B. ’58) will be introduced by University of Chicago President Don Michael Randel. The talk is presented by the University of Chicago’s center for the Study of Communication and Society. It represents the keynote address for the conference “Constru(ct)ing the Current: Theorizing Media in a New Millennium,” which Hersh had to postpone to break a story about responsibility for the Abu Ghraib torture.

The talk will run from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the International House, 1414 E. 59th Street, with a question and answer session to follow. The event is free and open to the public, and journalists are invited, though videotaping will not be allowed.

This event was made possible with the generous support of the International House Global Voices Program, the Division of the Social Sciences, the Division of the Humanities, the Graham School of General Studies, the Cultural Policy Center, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Law School, the Adolph and Marion Lichtstern Fund of the Department of Anthropology, the Committee on Human Development, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Sociology, and the Franke Institute of the Humanities.

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs and Special Events at International House at (773) 753-2274 in advance of the event.

 

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