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September 14, 2011

Registration opens soon for Seymour Hersh lecture in Tacoma

Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh

Registration will be open Sept. 19 for a lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour M. Hersh at UW Tacoma. Hersh, who is best known for exposing the cover-up of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam in 1969, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Philip Hall.

More recently, the controversial journalist wrote about the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in a series of pieces in The New Yorker. He is a regular contributor to the magazine, writing about the military and national security.

Hersh has received a National Magazine Award for his book, The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House; an Overseas Press Club award; the National Press Foundations Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism award; five George Polk Awards and the 2004 George Orwell Award.

Hershs talk is part of the Arthur Paulsen Lecture Series. The event is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. Beginning Sept. 19, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu/paulsenlecture/ for information and to reserve seats.

For additional information contact the Office of Advancement at 253-692-5753 or eventuwt@uw.edu.