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Danner to discuss aftermath of Abu Ghraib, Nov. 9

"Torture, the Press and Human Rights After Abu Ghraib" is the topic of a lecture by journalist Mark Danner scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Danner, the author of "Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib and the War on Terror," is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He is the Henry Luce Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College and a professor of journalism at the University of California-Berkeley.

Danner has written extensively about the development of American foreign policy during the late Cold War and human rights violations during that time. He has covered Central America, Haiti, the Balkans and Iraq, among other areas, and also has worked for Harper's, The New York Times and ABC News. His other books include "The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War" and "The Road to Illegitimacy: One Reporter's Travels Through the 2000 Florida Recount."

Danner has won a MacArthur Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, two Overseas Press Awards and an Emmy.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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