Investigative reporter to speak about U.S. foreign policy

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh will speak about U.S. foreign policy at 7:30 p.m. today in Ed Landreth Auditorium.

Hersh has written eight books, and his most recent book, “Chain of Command: The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib,” focuses on the war on terrorism and the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

“Mr. Hersh has written a number of award-winning works of investigative journalism over several decades,” said Eric Cox, assistant professor of political science.

Hersh first wrote for The New Yorker in 1971 and has been a regular contributor to the magazine since 1993. He has a Pulitzer Prize, four George Polk Awards, a National Magazine Award and many others. Hersh’s lecture at TCU is part of the Center for Civic Literacy Lecture Series, which was established to promote discussion of contemporary social, political, economic, religious and ethical issues. Hersh’s visit to TCU is in collaboration with the Green Chair Endowment.

“Many people think he’s the best investigative reporter in issues regarding the pentagon,” said Karen Anisman, associate director of the Center for Civic Literacy.

Tickets for the lecture are free for faculty, staff and students and are $10 for members of the public.