Herbert to discuss incompetence, Nov. 8
Posted November 3, 2005; 11:49 a.m.
Bob Herbert, an award-winning op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in McCosh 50.
His address is titled " The Consequences of Incompetence: The All-Too-Human Costs of Bad Thinking and Poor Decision-making by People in High Places."
Herbert is expected to discuss how recent events, including the war in Iraq and the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina, have provided dramatic examples of the human consequences that can result from bad decision-making and outright incompetence by public officials and others in positions of authority.
Herbert was a reporter with the Star-Ledger in Newark, a reporter and editorial board member at The New York Daily News and a national correspondent for NBC before joining The New York Times in 1993. His columns focus on politics, urban affairs and social trends. He has won numerous awards, including the Meyer Berger Award and the American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for distinguished writing.
The talk, designated as the Stafford Little Lecture, is part of the University's Public Lecture Series.