Journalist offers view of Cold War, Oct. 25
Posted October 18, 2006; 05:50 p.m.
Don Oberdorfer, a 1952 Princeton alumnus and former diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post, will deliver a lecture titled "From the Rear of the Secretary's Plane: A Journalist's-Eye View of the Cold War" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Oberdorfer currently is a journalist in residence and adjunct professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.
After 13 years as a journalist with other publications, Oberdorfer joined The Washington Post in 1968. He covered the Nixon White House and Northeast Asia, and served for 17 years as the Post's U.S. diplomatic correspondent before retiring from journalism in 1993.
Oberdorfer has received numerous awards for journalistic excellence, including the National Press Club's Edwin M. Hood Award for diplomatic correspondence in 1981 and 1988. Princeton presented him with the Woodrow Wilson Award, the highest honor bestowed on an undergraduate alumnus for exemplary service to the nation, in 1996.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.