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Pulitzer winner discusses Al-Qaeda, April 25

Lawrence Wright, a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," will present a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. He will speak on "Al-Qaeda: Past, Present and Future."

Wright's book on Al-Qaeda, published in 2006, recently won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. It also was nominated for the National Book Award and won the Lionel Gelber Award for nonfiction and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. A staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992, he has won the National Magazine Award for Reporting as well as the John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism.

The talk is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Program and Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and Council of the Humanities.

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